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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2556–2563

Birefringence assessment of single-mode optical fibers

Fernando Treviño-Martínez, Diana Tentori, César Ayala-Díaz, and Francisco Javier Mendieta-Jiménez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2556-2563 (2005)

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Using the Poincaré sphere and wavelength scanning it is possible to determine if the fiber birefringence corresponds to that of a linear, circular or elliptical retarder, as well as to obtain an approximate measurement of the polarization beatlength. This method is useful for low birefringence single-mode fibers. It is applied to erbium-doped fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Fernando Treviño-Martínez, Diana Tentroi, César Ayala-Díaz, and Francisco Mendieta-Jiménez, "Birefringence assessment of single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Express 13, 2556-2563 (2005)

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