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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2009
  • pp: 439–444

Accurate Evaluation of Polarization Characteristics in the Integrated Optic Chip for Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscope Based on Path-matched Interferometry

Woo-Seok Choi and Min-Sik Jo  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 439-444 (2009)

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Accurate evaluation of polarization characteristics in the integrated optic chip (IOC) for interferometric fiber optic gyroscope was performed. Spatial distribution of optical wavetrains caused by the polarization parameters such as local polarization cross-coupling and polarization rejection coefficient of the IOC were measured utilizing the path-matched optical coherence domain polarimetry (PM-OCDP). With the analytic model deduced from Jones matrix representation, we could accurately identify the polarization characteristics of the IOC. Both degree of measurement error due to the imperfect equipment conditions in PM-OCDP and birefringence of IOC chip were also characterized.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: December 25, 2009

Woo-Seok Choi and Min-Sik Jo, "Accurate Evaluation of Polarization Characteristics in the Integrated Optic Chip for Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscope Based on Path-matched Interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 439-444 (2009)

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