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Single-Mode Fiber Pseudo-Depolarizer
Author(s): A D. Kersey; A Dandridge; M. J. Marrone
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Paper Abstract

A technique for the pseudo-depolarization of a long-coherence length source is described, which is based on a simple polarization modulation scheme. Using a length of high birefringence fiber wound on a piezoelectric transducer, a simple all-fiber polarization scrambler can be constructed. Details of an electro-optic scrambler are also reported. The depolarization technique is shown to eliminate the effects of input-lead-birefringence induced polarization fading in interferometric sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0838, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V, (23 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942534
Show Author Affiliations
A D. Kersey, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
A Dandridge, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
M. J. Marrone, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0838:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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