5 February 1990 Survey And Current Status Of Polarisation Control Techniques, For Coherent Optical Communications
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Abstract
Recent demonstrations of endless polarisation control are briefly reviewed. Schemes based on three different types of transducer are compared, whose behaviour is exemplified by (i) fibre squeezers, (ii) fractional-wave plates and (iii) an integrated optic lithium niobate device. The algebra of polarisation transforma-tions is developed, and it is shown how control schemes based on the three types of transducer are closely related, sharing many common features.
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N G Walker, G R Walker, "Survey And Current Status Of Polarisation Control Techniques, For Coherent Optical Communications", Proc. SPIE 1175, Coherent Lightwave Communications: Fourth in a Series, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963267; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963267
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