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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3557–3563

A two-in-one Faraday rotator mirror exempt of active optical alignment

Qiong Wan, Zhujun Wan, Hai Liu, and Deming Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3557-3563 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003557


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Abstract

A two-in-one Faraday rotator mirror was presented, which functions as two independent Faraday rotation mirrors with a single device. With the introduction of a reflection lens as substitution of the mirror in traditional structure, this device is characterized by exemption of active optical alignment for the designers and manufacturers of Faraday rotator mirrors. A sample was fabricated by passive mechanical assembly. The insertion loss was measured as 0.46dB/0.50dB for the two independent ports, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Citation
Qiong Wan, Zhujun Wan, Hai Liu, and Deming Liu, "A two-in-one Faraday rotator mirror exempt of active optical alignment," Opt. Express 22, 3557-3563 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3557


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