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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1244–1246

Time-division multiplexing of polarization-insensitive fiber-optic Michelson interferometric sensors

S. C. Huang, W. W. Lin, and M. H. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 1244-1246 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001244


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Abstract

A system of time-division multiplexing of polarization-insensitive fiber-optic Michelson interferometric sensors that uses Faraday rotator mirror elements is demonstrated. This system is constructed with conventional low-birefringence single-mode fiber and is able to solve the polarization-fading problem by a combination of Faraday rotator mirrors with unbalanced Michelson interferometers. The system is lead-fiber insensitive and has potentials for practical field applications.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 1995
Published: June 1, 1995

Citation
S. C. Huang, W. W. Lin, and M. H. Chen, "Time-division multiplexing of polarization-insensitive fiber-optic Michelson interferometric sensors," Opt. Lett. 20, 1244-1246 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-11-1244


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