16 August 1996 Compact polarization analyzer for a free-space/fiber lightwave
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Proceedings Volume 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246203
Event: International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, 1996, Yokohama, Japan
Abstract
Information about the polarization state of light beam is of interest inmany areas. Several kinds of polarization analyzers have been already developed and commercially available. However most of themrequire an optical fiber to couple a laser beam into the analyzer. We have developed acompact polarization analyzer composed of a separated optical head and a personal computer. The optical head which is very thin and compact enables in-situ measurement of the polarization state of a free-space lightwave. This isimportant to study the polarization characteristics of optical devices, because the desired polarization informationmay be disturbed and/or loosen when a light beam is coupled to the head by using an optical fiber.
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Osamu Mikami, Osamu Mikami, Tohru Kodaira, Tohru Kodaira, Yukata Yoribayashi, Yukata Yoribayashi, Takayuki Sugeta, Takayuki Sugeta, } "Compact polarization analyzer for a free-space/fiber lightwave", Proc. SPIE 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, (16 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246203; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.246203
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