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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 6 — Sep. 10, 2001
  • pp: 267–271

Kilometric optical fiber interferometer

Laurent Delage and François Reynaud  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 6, pp. 267-271 (2001)

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We report on a preliminary experimental study of an interferometer built with two 500 meters long arms made of polarization maintaining optical fibers. The control of the field polarization state along the single-mode fiber arms enables to measure fringe contrast up to 93% with a laser source emitting a 1290nm carrier wavelength. Tests achieved with broadband spectrum exhibit dispersion differential effect resulting from fiber inhomogeneities. Partial compensation of this effect is achieved introducing additional fiber pieces on one arm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2001
Published: September 10, 2001

Laurent Delage and Francois Reynaud, "Kilometric optical fiber interferometer," Opt. Express 9, 267-271 (2001)

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