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29 October 2001 Polarimetry of plastic optical fibers
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Proceedings Volume 4595, Photonic Systems and Applications; (2001)
Event: International Symposium on Photonics and Applications, 2001, Singapore, Singapore
The transmission of polarized light through plastic optical fibers (POFs) is studied. The purpose of this work is to analyze the relationship between the depolarization of the light along the POF and the quality of the fiber. We found that the light polarization is lost for fiber lengths larger than 30 cm. At the fiber output, the polarization state is always partially elliptic, and the rate of depolarized light increases with fiber length. The depolarization also depends on the fiber core radius as well as on the light launching angle.
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Joseba Zubia, Gaizaka Durana, Jon Arrue, I. Garces, and Manuel Lopez-Amo "Polarimetry of plastic optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 4595, Photonic Systems and Applications, (29 October 2001);

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