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Birefringent-fiber splice alignment
Author(s): Sidney L. Alessi Carrara
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Paper Abstract

A simple technique is presented for azimuthal alignment of the birefringent axes of a polarization maintaining fiber at a splicing point. Alignment accuracy better than ±0.01 is consistently obtained and is fairly independent of polarization cross coupling occurring in the fiber sections being spliced. The technique is particularly suitable for splicing birefringent fiber pigtails to laser diodes or integrated optics devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1267, Fiber Optic Sensors IV, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20286
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Sidney L. Alessi Carrara, Instituto Estudos Avancados (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1267:
Fiber Optic Sensors IV
Ralf Th. Kersten, Editor(s)

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