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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1010–1012

Dispersion of birefringence and differential group delay in polarization-maintaining fiber

DÃÂnal A. Flavin, Roy McBride, and Julian D. C. Jones  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 1010-1012 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001010


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Abstract

We present an interferometric technique for measurement of the dispersion of birefringence in polarization-maintaining fibers. The approach yields measurements over a broad spectral range from analysis of single interferograms obtained in a tandem inteferometer. The technique is demonstrated to measure first-, second-, and third-order dispersion of the differential propagation constant, corresponding to differential group delay (DGD) and its dispersion to second order; measurements are immune to asymmetry in the interferomgram that is being processed. The technique is further applied to measurement of the temperature dependence of DGD and its first-order dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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DÃÂnal A. Flavin, Roy McBride, and Julian D. C. Jones, "Dispersion of birefringence and differential group delay in polarization-maintaining fiber," Opt. Lett. 27, 1010-1012 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-12-1010

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