6 August 1998 Compact high-isolation polarization-independent optical circulator: characteristic analysis and experiment
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Proceedings Volume 3552, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318011
Event: Photonics China '98, 1998, Beijing, China
Abstract
This paper presents a novel optical circulator configuration which only employs Faraday rotators to complete light polarization plane’s rotation. By using Jones matrices, the insertion loss and isolation are evaluated. The results show that the isolation is obviously increasing with an increase of the rotation errors of the rotators. A 3-port circulator has been fabricated and achieved an insertion loss lower than 0.8dB and an isolation over 45dB.
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Yinlan Ruan, Luozhen Fang, Qiuhua Liu, Shuihua Liu, Jian Yao, "Compact high-isolation polarization-independent optical circulator: characteristic analysis and experiment", Proc. SPIE 3552, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II, (6 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.318011
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Jones matrices

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