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23 March 1988 Single-Mode Fiber Pseudo-Depolarizer
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Proceedings Volume 0838, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V; (1988)
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
A technique for the pseudo-depolarization of a long-coherence length source is described, which is based on a simple polarization modulation scheme. Using a length of high birefringence fiber wound on a piezoelectric transducer, a simple all-fiber polarization scrambler can be constructed. Details of an electro-optic scrambler are also reported. The depolarization technique is shown to eliminate the effects of input-lead-birefringence induced polarization fading in interferometric sensors.
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A D. Kersey, A Dandridge, and M. J. Marrone "Single-Mode Fiber Pseudo-Depolarizer", Proc. SPIE 0838, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors V, (23 March 1988);


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