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Polarization-diversity fiber networks
Author(s): Thomas John Cullen
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Paper Abstract

Polarisation diversity is an important technique in coherent optical communications. The assembly of cost effective optical networks for realisation of this technique requires low-loss stable and practical polarisation maintaining coupler components. Fused fibre couplers produced from birefringent fibre in which the stressinducing regions have been index matched to the surrounding cladding offers a practical solution. Using this method low-loss polarisation maintaining 3 dB couplers and polarisation beam splitting couplers have been produced and assemblies formed to perform polarisation diversity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1372, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fifth in a Series, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24918
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Thomas John Cullen, STC Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1372:
Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fifth in a Series
Harish R. Sunak; Roger C. Steele, Editor(s)

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