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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1997
  • pp: 9091–9091

Stabilized 20 GHz LiNbO3 Polarization Scrambler

S. Shimotsu, T. Saitoh, S. Oikawa, K. Kiuchi, and J. Minowa  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 34, pp. 9091-9091 (1997)

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We developed a polarization scrambler with an embedded polarizer, angled at approximately 45° on the input side of the waveguide. The degree of polarization (DOP) of this scrambler is highly stable with the DOP less than 5% at 1558 ± 2 nm and less than 6% at approximately 10-40 °C. These scramblers are useful for long-haul communication systems and WDM systems.

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S. Shimotsu, T. Saitoh, S. Oikawa, K. Kiuchi, and J. Minowa, "Stabilized 20 GHz LiNbO3 Polarization Scrambler," Appl. Opt. 36, 9091-9091 (1997)

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