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Discrimination Between Linear Birefringence And Faraday Rotation In Optical Fiber Current Sensors By Polarization Multiplexing
Author(s): Z. B. Ren; Ph. Robert
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Paper Abstract

The Faraday rotation is discriminated from linear birefringence in fiber current sensor by a time multiplexing of two different states of polarization at the input of the fiber. In this way an accurate current measurement can be carried out whatever the magnitude of the linear birefringence may be. A polarization multiplexing system using two identical laser diodes is presented. The experimental results and a method of compensating the imperfections of the optical components are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1169, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII, (13 February 1990);
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Z. B. Ren, Swiss Federal institute of Technology of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Ph. Robert, Swiss Federal institute of Technology of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1169:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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