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Polarization Components For Fiber Optic Sensors
Author(s): D. Campbell; M. Corke; R. Driver; S. Root; D. Stowe
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Paper Abstract

Single mode fiber optic couplers have found wide ranging applications in the areas of communications and interferometric sensors. In communications applications, the polarization state of the light in the fiber fluctuates due to environmentally induced changes in the fiber birefringence. Consequently, the major concern of both system designers and users is that the operating specifications of the passive components in the system are insensitive to the light's polarization state. The exception to this is in the application of coherent communications, in which two laser signals are coherently mixed prior to being detected by the system receiver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0985, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948859
Show Author Affiliations
D. Campbell, Aster Corporation (United States)
M. Corke, Aster Corporation (United States)
R. Driver, Aster Corporation (United States)
S. Root, Aster Corporation (United States)
D. Stowe, Aster Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0985:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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