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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1324–1326

Highly repeatable all-solid-state polarization-state generator

X. Steve Yao, Lianshan Yan, and Yongqiang Shi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 1324-1326 (2005)

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We report an all solid-state polarization-state generator that uses magneto-optic polarization rotators. The device can generate either five or six distinctive polarization states uniformly across a Poincaré sphere with repeatability better than 0.1°. It is ideal for polarization analysis, swept-wavelength measurement, and monitoring of polarization-related parameters and signal-to-noise ratios of optical networks.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

X. Steve Yao, Lianshan Yan, and Yongqiang Shi, "Highly repeatable all-solid-state polarization-state generator," Opt. Lett. 30, 1324-1326 (2005)

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