1 September 1993 Polarization-splitting polished fiber optic couplers
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Optical Engineering, 32(9), (1993). doi:10.1117/12.143953
Abstract
Fiber optic polarization splitters are demonstrated in polarization-maintaining fiber, using polished-type fiber couplers having intermediate copper thin-film layers. The splitters operate to give four port-symmetric 19-dB polarization isolation with less than 1-dB TM coupling loss. The effects of asymmetric longitudinal displacements on the devices are considered, and positional asymmetry is used to realize higher perlormance 1 x 2 port devices, with up to 25 dB isolation and 0.5 dB loss.
David Alexander Todd, Gordon R.J. Robertson, Michael Failes, "Polarization-splitting polished fiber optic couplers," Optical Engineering 32(9), (1 September 1993). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.143953
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Metals

Polarization

Dielectric polarization

Polishing

Fiber optics

Waveguides

Copper

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