Modal birefringence of highly birefringent fibers can be measured nondestructively by the elastooptic modulation method. Based on this modulation method, a new method for precisely measuring the wavelength dependence of modal birefringence in highly birefringent fibers is presented using an incoherent light source such as a fiber Raman laser.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1985
Published: December 15, 1985
K. Takada, J. Noda, and R. Ulrich, "Precision measurement of modal birefringence of highly birefringent fibers by periodic lateral force," Appl. Opt. 24, 4387-4391 (1985)