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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2001
  • pp: 5343–5353

Measurement of the elliptical birefringence of single-mode optical fibers

Thierry Chartier, Ammar Hideur, Cafer Özkul, François Sanchez, and Guy M. Stéphan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 30, pp. 5343-5353 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005343


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Abstract

The polarization properties of single-mode optical fibers are theoretically modeled with use of the Jones formalism. The fiber is described as an elliptical birefringent plate. The properties predicted by this model are discussed and lead to the development of a simple experimental method to extract the parameters that describe a real fiber. A magneto-optic method that measures the beat length of the fiber is also presented and gives a more complete description of the fiber. The validity of the model is then clearly established. Finally, the wavelength dependence of the parameters characteristic of the fiber is experimentally investigated.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: November 17, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2001
Published: October 20, 2001

Citation
Thierry Chartier, Ammar Hideur, Cafer Özkul, François Sanchez, and Guy M. Stéphan, "Measurement of the elliptical birefringence of single-mode optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 40, 5343-5353 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-30-5343

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