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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1981
  • pp: 16–18

Elasto-optic polarization measurement in optical fiber

N. Chinone and R. Ulrich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 16-18 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.6.000016


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Abstract

A method is described for the nondestructive determination of the state of polarization of the guided light at an arbitrary point along a single-mode fiber. The fiber is squeezed laterally with a small, periodic (75-Hz) force. The azimuth of the force is varied. The resulting elasto-optic polarization modulation is detected at the fiber end and is evaluated for the azimuth and ellipticity of the polarization at the point of modulation.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 1980
Published: January 1, 1981

Citation
N. Chinone and R. Ulrich, "Elasto-optic polarization measurement in optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 6, 16-18 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-6-1-16

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