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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2012
  • pp: 7982–7986

Visibility properties of the interferometric optical fiber sensors using polarization scrambling

Huizu Lin, Qiong Yao, Lina Ma, Yongming Hu, and Zhengliang Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 33, pp. 7982-7986 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.007982


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Abstract

An interferometric optical fiber sensor relies on the coherent mixing of the optical signals, which is strongly polarization dependent. Random fluctuations in the input state of polarization and the polarization properties of the optical fiber sensor can result in the variation of the visibility and signal fading. Polarization scrambling is an important method to eliminate the input-polarization-induced fading. In this paper, the principles of the polarization scrambling are introduced. The influences of the perturbation to the input fiber and interferometer on the visibility are analyzed in two cases and the visibility properties in an interferometric optical fiber sensor are theoretically and experimentally demonstrated.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

Citation
Huizu Lin, Qiong Yao, Lina Ma, Yongming Hu, and Zhengliang Hu, "Visibility properties of the interferometric optical fiber sensors using polarization scrambling," Appl. Opt. 51, 7982-7986 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-33-7982

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