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Measurement of birefringence dispersion in polarization-maintaining fibers by white-light spectral interferometric techniques
Author(s): P. Hlubina; D. Cyprian; M. Kadulová
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Paper Abstract

We present two different white-light spectral interferometric techniques to measure birefringence dispersion in two different elliptical-core polarization-maintaining fibers (PMFs). The first method is based on application of a lateral point-like force on a fiber under test and resolution of the spectral interference fringes and is used for measuring the wavelength dependence of the phase modal birefringence. The second method employs a Michelson interferometer that compensates the differential group optical path difference in the tandem PMF and is used for measuring the wavelength dependence of the group modal birefringence. The second method is also utilized for determining the sign of the group modal birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7141, 16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 71411L (20 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822402
Show Author Affiliations
P. Hlubina, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
D. Cyprian, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
M. Kadulová, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7141:
16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Agnieszka Popiolek-Masajada; Elzbieta Jankowska; Waclaw Urbanczyk, Editor(s)

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