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Polarization and mode changes depending on the environmental stress in single mode fibers
Author(s): Juock Namkung; Mike Hoke; Gregory Wilkins; Chris Werniki
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Paper Abstract

The research discussed below describes experiments and computer simulations involving propagation of polarized radiation in optical fiber cables designed for use in aircraft environments. The main concern of this effort is optical fiber link systems that are installed in military aircraft. Propagation of polarized radiation in a single mode fiber can be theoretically described with electromagnetic field equations for a bounded system. The state of propagation of the radiation polarization will be affected by environmental stress and strain on the fiber, by imperfections within the fiber, cracks or breaks in the fiber across the fiber optical axis, and by a variety of discontinuities at fiber connectors. The transmission, reflection, and scattering of radiation within an optical fiber affected by these various effects results in mode changing of propagating radiation within the fiber. Mode changing effects by imperfection in the fiber link system have been experimentally measured. The experimental results discussed below are preliminary results and applicable to modeling techniques in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7314, Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace II, 73140O (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.834959
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Juock Namkung, Naval Air Systems Command (United States)
Mike Hoke, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gregory Wilkins, Morgan State Univ. (United States)
Chris Werniki, New York Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7314:
Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace II
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress, Editor(s)

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