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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2006
  • pp: 2387–2390

Investigation of polarization-induced fading in fiber-optic interferometers with polarizer-based polarization diversity receivers

Ni Ming, Yang Hua-yong, Xiong Shui-dong, and Hu Yong-ming  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 11, pp. 2387-2390 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.002387


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Abstract

A technique is described to eliminate polarization-induced fading in fiber-optic interferometers with two or three polarizers. Modeling and simulation show that two polarizers should be angularly spaced by 90° to alleviate polarization-induced fading. A test system is set up with two 6.5   km fiber coils to link the data. A bistate polarization diversity receiver is tested for reducing polarization-induced fading. The signal is demodulated using a digital phase-generated carrier and the system demonstrates self-noise up to 7.7   μrad / Hz ( at   1   kHz ) .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2005

Citation
Ni Ming, Yang Hua-yong, Xiong Shui-dong, and Hu Yong-ming, "Investigation of polarization-induced fading in fiber-optic interferometers with polarizer-based polarization diversity receivers," Appl. Opt. 45, 2387-2390 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-11-2387


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