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Birefringence evaluation of erbium-doped optical fibers
Author(s): Diana Tentori; Cesar Ayala-Diaz; Fernando Trevino-Martinez; Miguel J. Farfan-Sanchez; Javier Mendieta-Jimenez
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present a polarimetric method that uses a polarization description based on the Poincare sphere. The erbium fiber is modeled assuming that it is uniform and behaves as a distributed retarder with linear and circular birefringences. We show that taking advantage of the geometric properties of the Poincare sphere it is possible to separate the linear birefringence contribution from that of the circular birefringence while the measurement precision is optimized. The experimental procedure here presented provides reproducible results for the measurement of the linear and circular distributed birefringences in erbium-doped fibers.

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Date Published: 2 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5531, Interferometry XII: Techniques and Analysis, (2 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557670
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Diana Tentori, Ctr. de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
Cesar Ayala-Diaz, Ctr. de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
Fernando Trevino-Martinez, Univ. Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
Miguel J. Farfan-Sanchez, Ctr. de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
Javier Mendieta-Jimenez, Ctr. de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5531:
Interferometry XII: Techniques and Analysis
Katherine Creath; Joanna Schmit, Editor(s)

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