2 August 2004 Birefringence evaluation of erbium-doped optical fibers
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In this work we present a polarimetric method that uses a polarization description based on the Poincare sphere. The erbium fiber is modeled assuming that it is uniform and behaves as a distributed retarder with linear and circular birefringences. We show that taking advantage of the geometric properties of the Poincare sphere it is possible to separate the linear birefringence contribution from that of the circular birefringence while the measurement precision is optimized. The experimental procedure here presented provides reproducible results for the measurement of the linear and circular distributed birefringences in erbium-doped fibers.
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Diana Tentori, Diana Tentori, Cesar Ayala-Diaz, Cesar Ayala-Diaz, Fernando Trevino-Martinez, Fernando Trevino-Martinez, Miguel J. Farfan-Sanchez, Miguel J. Farfan-Sanchez, Javier Mendieta-Jimenez, Javier Mendieta-Jimenez, } "Birefringence evaluation of erbium-doped optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 5531, Interferometry XII: Techniques and Analysis, (2 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557670; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.557670
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