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Optical fiber Lyot depolarizer analysis based on the modified Mueller-Stokes method
Author(s): A. W. Domanski; P. Lesiak; D. Budaszewski; R. Cieslak; T. R. Wolinski
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Paper Abstract

In the paper we present a new method of analysis of the optical fiber Lyot depolarizer based on application of an additional depolarization matrix in the MuellerStokes equation. As a result we found that the degree of depolarization of the light coming out of the Lyot depolarizer depends not only on length and birefringence of the highly birefringent (HB) fibers used as the Lyot depolarizer but also on coherence and polarization of the light coupled into the depolarizer.

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Date Published: 13 June 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7120, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2008, 71200N (13 June 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804525
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A. W. Domanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Sensomed Co. (Poland)
P. Lesiak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Sensomed Co. (Poland)
D. Budaszewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
R. Cieslak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
T. R. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7120:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2008
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Tomasz R. Wolinski, Editor(s)

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