The depolarizing properties of a fiber ring structure have been analyzed, and the analytical solution to the device optimization has been found. The result proves that a tunable fiber ring depolarizer can completely depolarize light for any input state of polarization.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
Massimo Martinelli and Joseph C. Palais, "Theory of a Tunable Fiber Ring Depolarizer Theory," Appl. Opt. 40, 3014-3018 (2001)