5 March 2018 Qualified measurement setup of polarization extinction ratio for Panda PMF with LC/UPC connector
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Proceedings Volume 10714, Third International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2017); 107140G (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2299680
Event: Third International Conference on Photonic Solutions, 2017, Pattaya, Thailand
Abstract
Polarization Extinction Ratio (PER) is one of the key parameters for Polarization Maintaining Fiber (PMF) connector. Based on our previous studies, the bending radius of fiber greater than 1.5 cm will not affect the insertion loss of PMF [1]. Moreover, the measured PER of Panda PMF with LC/UPC connectors is more stable when that PMF is coiled around a hot rod with a minimum of 3-cm in diameter at 75°C temperature [2]. Hence, the hot rod with less constrained 6-cm in diameter at constant 75°C was selected for this PER measurement. Two PER setups were verified and compared for measuring LC/UPC PMF connectors. The Polarized Laser Source (PLS) at 1550 nm wavelength and PER meter from OZ Optics were used in both setups, in which the measured connector was connected to PLS at 0° angle while the other end was connected to PER meter. In order to qualify our setups, the percentage of Repeatability and Reproducibility (%R&R) were tested and calculated. In each setup, the PER measurement was repeated 3 trials by 3 appraisers using 10 LC/UPC PMF connectors (5 LC/UPC PMF patchcords with 3.5±0.5 meters in length) in random order. The 1st setup, PMF was coiled at a larger 20-cm diameter for 3 to 5 loops and left in room temperature during the test. The 2nd setup, PMF was coiled around a hot rod at constant 75°C with 6-cm diameter for 8 to 10 loops for at least 5 minutes before testing. There are 3 ranges of %R&R acceptation guide line: <10% is acceptable, between 10% − 30% is marginal, and <30% is unacceptable. According to our results, the %R&R of the 1st PER test setup was 16.2% as marginality, and the 2nd PER test setup was 8.9% as acceptance. Thus, providing the better repeatability and reproducibility, this 2nd PER test setup having PMF coiled around a hot rod at constant 75°C with 6-cm diameter was selected for our next study of the impact of hot temperature on PER in LC/UPC PMF connector.
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Rutsuda Thongdaeng, Rutsuda Thongdaeng, Duang-rudee Worasucheep, Duang-rudee Worasucheep, Adisak Ngiwprom, Adisak Ngiwprom, } "Qualified measurement setup of polarization extinction ratio for Panda PMF with LC/UPC connector", Proc. SPIE 10714, Third International Conference on Photonics Solutions (ICPS2017), 107140G (5 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2299680; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2299680
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