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Source polarization effects in an optical fiber fluorosensor
Author(s): Claudio Oliveira Egalon; Robert S. Rogowski
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Paper Abstract

The exact field solution of a step index profile fiber was used to determine the injection efficiency of a thin-film distribution of polarized sources located in the cladding of an optical fiber. Previous results for random source orientation were confirmed. It was found that the behavior of the power efficiency, Peff, of a polarized distribution of sources is similar to the behavior of a fiber with sources with random orientation. However, it was found that for sources polarized in either the x or y direction, Peff is more efficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1587, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors III, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56544
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Claudio Oliveira Egalon, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert S. Rogowski, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1587:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors III

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