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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 2670–2674

Polarimetric Optical Fiber Refractometer

Michael Shribak  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 16, pp. 2670-2674 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.002670


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Abstract

An optical fiber refractometer based on a photometric return-path birefringence sensor is proposed. For measuring the refractive index, the phase shift between polarization components on total internal reflection inside a refractometric prism is used. Several kinds of refractometric prism are described. It is shown that a refractive-index sensitivity of 0.0001 and higher for a wide range of index values is attainable.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

Citation
Michael Shribak, "Polarimetric Optical Fiber Refractometer," Appl. Opt. 40, 2670-2674 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-16-2670


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