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Theoretical and experimental study of polarization-dependent loss of optical passive devices
Author(s): Jian Liu; Yee Loy Lam; Jianping Yao; Yuen Chuen Chan; Yan Zhou
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Paper Abstract

Polarization dependent loss (PDL) is an important parameter for optical passive devices used in high speed optical fiber transmission line. In this paper, the polarization dependent losses of some commonly used optical passive devices such as isolators, attenuators and connectors are studied theoretically and experimentally. A simple way for evaluating PDL values for some bulk passive devices such as isolators, attenuators and connectors is presented and the calculated values match well with the measurement results. We believe that this study is helpful for the design of passive devices and the management of optical fiber communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3847, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication, (26 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371239
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Jian Liu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yee Loy Lam, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Jianping Yao, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Canada)
Yuen Chuen Chan, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yan Zhou, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3847:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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