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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1698–1704

Birefringent launching fibers for reducing backscattered power fluctuations in polarization-sensitive optical-time-domain reflectometers

Tsuneo Horiguchi, Kazunori Suzuki, Nori Shibata, and Shigeyuki Seikai  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 1698-1704 (1985)

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A birefringent launching fiber (BLF) is proposed as a means of reducing backscattered power fluctuations in single-mode fibers that occur during polarization-sensitive measurements. The BLF consists of birefringent single-mode fibers spliced in series. The arrangement of the birefringent single-mode fibers is discussed theoretically and experimentally. Results show the usefulness of the BLF in an optical-time-domain reflectometer.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 8, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 1985
Published: October 1, 1985

Tsuneo Horiguchi, Kazunori Suzuki, Nori Shibata, and Shigeyuki Seikai, "Birefringent launching fibers for reducing backscattered power fluctuations in polarization-sensitive optical-time-domain reflectometers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 1698-1704 (1985)

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