14 September 1994 Polarization-induced noise in a fibre optic Michelson interferometer: influence of the coupler
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Proceedings Volume 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185072
Event: 10th Optical Fibre Sensors Conference, 1994, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Abstract
In interferometric optical-fibre sensors using conventional low-birefringence fibre, random fluctuations in the state of polarization (SOP) of the interfering beams give rise to variations in the output fringe visibility[1-4] and, consequently, to fading of the detected interferometric signal. This "polarization induced fading” (PIF) phenomenon is an important drawback which affects the practical applicability of interferometric sensors in a number of areas.
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Luis Alberto Almeida Ferreira, Luis Alberto Almeida Ferreira, Jose Luis Santos, Jose Luis Santos, Faramarz Farahi, Faramarz Farahi, } "Polarization-induced noise in a fibre optic Michelson interferometer: influence of the coupler", Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185072; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185072
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