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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3888–3892

Transmission of linearly polarized light through a single-mode fiber with random fluctuations of birefringence

Gregory D. VanWiggeren and Rajarshi Roy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3888-3892 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003888


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Abstract

A simple theoretical formalism is developed to describe the effect of transmission on linearly polarized light through a fiber with random fluctuations of birefringence. We conclude that, for any optical fiber that does not experience polarization-dependent gain or loss, there exist two orientations for linearly polarized light input into the optical fiber that will also exit the fiber linearly polarized. We report experimental results that verify this prediction and also investigate its practical implications and limitations; in particular we investigate the stability of these linearly polarized output states in laboratory conditions.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 1999
Published: June 20, 1999

Citation
Gregory D. VanWiggeren and Rajarshi Roy, "Transmission of linearly polarized light through a single-mode fiber with random fluctuations of birefringence," Appl. Opt. 38, 3888-3892 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-18-3888

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