The measurement of Faraday rotation can be made insensitive to linear birefringence by time multiplexing of different states of polarization at the input of the fiber. This offers a new possibility of overcoming the linear birefringence effect in fiber current sensors. Experimental results and the measurement accuracy versus the quality of the optical components used are presented.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 4, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 1989
Published: November 1, 1989
Z. B. Ren and Ph. Robert, "Polarization multiplexing applied to a fiber current sensor," Opt. Lett. 14, 1228-1230 (1989)