1 January 1987 Design And Characterization Of Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Splices And Connectors
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Proceedings Volume 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967611
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
Polarization-maintaining fibers preserve a stable state of polarization over long propagation lengths and are ideal candidates for applications such as coherent communication, fiber devices and interconnection of guided wave devices. Connection technology for polarization-maintaining fibers is reviewed, design difficulties are examined, characterization techniques for these splices and connectors are analyzed. Reported results on individual polarization-maintaining fiber splices and connectors are described. In addition, linear arrays of polarization-maintaining fibers suitable for guided wave applications are reviewed. It is concluded that splices and connectors for polarization-maintaining fibers are being studied by many investigators; however, most of these techniques require active alignment of the polarization axes. Passive alignment appears feasible if a suitably accurate, external polarization-axis reference is designed into the fiber.
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F. M. Sears, F. M. Sears, C. M. Miller, C. M. Miller, } "Design And Characterization Of Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Splices And Connectors", Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967611; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967611
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