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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1724–1726

Polarization rotation in optical fibers due to geometric path variance

Jun Ye, Qu Li, Shao-Qing Peng, and Ying-Li Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1724-1726 (1990)

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The geometric rotation of polarization in single-mode optical fibers is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The measurement results are reported for polarization rotation due to geometric path variance of single-mode fibers with the input and output ends of fibers being nonparallel.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 14, 1989
Published: April 20, 1990

Jun Ye, Qu Li, Shao-Qing Peng, and Ying-Li Chen, "Polarization rotation in optical fibers due to geometric path variance," Appl. Opt. 29, 1724-1726 (1990)

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