19 November 2003 Measurements of beat length in short low-birefringence fibers
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Proceedings Volume 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.527031
Event: 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, 2002, Florence, Italy
Abstract
We describe a new experimental method to determine low-birefringence in fibers. This method is based on adjusting the fiber's twist in a fiber optical loop mirror. It allows simple birefringence measurement in fibers with beat length within the range of 0.4 m - 100 m. Our measurement technique requires a fiber span whose length is shorter than a half beat length. To demonstrate the measurement technique we present experimental results for two optical fibers whose beat lengths were 1.04 and 30 m.
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Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Evgueni Anatolevich Kuzin, Evgueni Anatolevich Kuzin, Francisco Gutierrez-Zainos, Francisco Gutierrez-Zainos, Joseph W. Haus, Joseph W. Haus, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, } "Measurements of beat length in short low-birefringence fibers", Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.527031; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.527031
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