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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1986
  • pp: 1594–1603

Ultimate limit of polarization cross talk in birefringent polarization-maintaining fibers

Kazumasa Takada, Katsunari Okamoto, Yutaka Sasaki, and Juichi Noda  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 1594-1603 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.3.001594


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Abstract

Direct measurement of the ultimate limit of the polarization cross talk of the birefringent fibers caused by anisotropic Rayleigh scattering (ARS) is presented theoretically and experimentally by using polarization optical time-domain reflectometry (POTDR). With POTDR, ARS appears as the bias existing in the backscattered power ratio between the cross-coupled and excited modes. A value twice that of the bias corresponds to the depolarization ratio representing the anisotropy of the fiber core material. The biases measured by birefringent polarization-maintaining fibers are all within 3% of the mean value 0.048.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 19, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 1986
Published: October 1, 1986

Citation
Kazumasa Takada, Katsunari Okamoto, Yutaka Sasaki, and Juichi Noda, "Ultimate limit of polarization cross talk in birefringent polarization-maintaining fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 1594-1603 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-3-10-1594

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