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Propagation of partially coherent light in liquid crystal fibers
Author(s): Andrzej W. Domanski; Daniel Budaszewski; Slawomir Ertman; Piotr Lesiak; Katarzyna Nowecka; Tomasz R. Wolinski
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Paper Abstract

Partially temporary coherent light might be depolarized during propagation in birefringent media. The depolarization depends on coherency of light source DL, birefringence of medium Dn, and azimuth of light beam versus fast and slow axes of medium birefringence (Ex/Ey). Depolarization is caused by polarization mode dispersion, also responsible for spreading light pulses and lowering bandwidth in binary transmission in optical fibers. The depolarization of temporal coherent light is also known in liquid crystals. In this paper we present the results of investigation on depolarization of light in optical fiber structures infiltrated with a liquid crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6608, Lightguides and Their Applications III, 660807 (9 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739328
Show Author Affiliations
Andrzej W. Domanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Daniel Budaszewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Slawomir Ertman, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Lesiak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Katarzyna Nowecka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz R. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6608:
Lightguides and Their Applications III

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