21 October 2004 Spectral birefringence characterization of erbium-doped monomode optical fibers: relative values of the linear and the circular birefringence
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591248
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
Abstract
Erbium-doped monomode optical fibers are widely used to build amplifiers, lasers, incoherent light sources and sensors. Since the performance of these devices can be modified by its spectral birefringence, it is important to characterize it. In the case of an elliptical retarder the determination of the sign of the linear birefringence and the relative value of the linear and circular distributed birefringence is not obvious. In this work we analyze the anisotropic response of erbium fibers assuming that they are uniform and behave as a distributed retarder with linear and circular birefringence. 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 and to determine their signs and relative values.
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Diana Tentori-Santa Cruz, Diana Tentori-Santa Cruz, Cesar Ayala-Diaz, Cesar Ayala-Diaz, Fernando Trevino-Martinez, Fernando Trevino-Martinez, Javier Mendieta-Jimenez, Javier Mendieta-Jimenez, } "Spectral birefringence characterization of erbium-doped monomode optical fibers: relative values of the linear and the circular birefringence", Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591248
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