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Spectral birefringence characterization of monomode optical fiber devices
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present the theoretical basis of two methods applied to the birefringence characterization of single--mode optical fibers and devices. Both methods are based on classical polarization optics and make use of the geometric properties of the Poincare sphere. One of them, used to identify the dominant polarization characteristics, is based on the wavelength scanning technique; i.e. assumes that wavelength dependence can be neglected. The second one, with a higher accuracy, avoids the uncertainty introduced by birefringence dispersion using a monochromatic linear signal to determine the polarization eigenmodes for that specific wavelength. The results obtained for some common cases are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6422, Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry, 642212 (15 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742301
Show Author Affiliations
Diana Tentori, Ctr. de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
Fernando Treviño-Martínez, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
César Ayala-Díaz, Univ. Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)
Alejandro Gutiérrez-Beltrán, Ctr. de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
Verónica Karina Carrillo-García, Ctr. Nacional de Metrología (Mexico)

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Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry

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