Complete cancellation of polarization dependency using a λ/2-shifted Sagnac loop interferometer is quantitatively characterized for a number of commercial-graded transmission-type optical devices, such as in-line polarizer and variable optical attenuator.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
C. Kim, M. Y. Jeong, Y. Han, S. B. Lee, and H. P. Lee, "Quantitative Characterization of Polarization Cancellation for Optical Devices via Bi-Direction Transmission," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThC104.
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