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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3759–3764

Müller–Stokes Analysis of Long Period Gratings Part II: Randomly Birefringent LPGs

Tinko A. Eftimov, Wojtek J. Bock, Predrag Mikulic, and Jiahua Chen

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 17, pp. 3759-3764 (2009)

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We present a Müller–Stokes analysis of the polarization properties of randomly birefingent long-period fiber gratings (LPGs). Using a previously derived Müller matrix, we perform simulations of the polarization behavior in photonic crystal fibers-based tapered long-period gratings with randomly varying birefringence axes. Computer simulations show good agreement with results from experiments with a broadband-amplified spontaneous emission source and a tunable laser in combination with a polarization analyzer.

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Tinko A. Eftimov, Wojtek J. Bock, Predrag Mikulic, and Jiahua Chen, "Müller–Stokes Analysis of Long Period Gratings Part II: Randomly Birefringent LPGs," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 3759-3764 (2009)

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