A spectrometer-polarimeter is described for the measurement of the wavelength-dependent general birefringence of single-mode optical fibers and fiber-optic devices. The polarizer rotates, the analyzer is stepped, and a Fourier transform yields the principal axes and retardation. The Poincaré representation of polarization is used throughout.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 7, 1981
Published: August 1, 1981
Y. Yen and R. Ulrich, "Birefringence measurement of fiber-optic devices," Appl. Opt. 20, 2721-2725 (1981)