1 February 2005 Fiber characterization for application in heterodyne laser interferometry with nanometer uncertainty, part I: polarization state measurements
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New measurement techniques and methods for characterizing the quality of optical fibers are presented. The fibers are to be used in a single-fiber-fed heterodyne laser interferometer with nanometer uncertainty. The polarization-mixing properties of several different polarization-maintaining fiber types, as well as the effects of fiber lengths on high-precision length measurements, is investigated for the first time. Mixing ratio and polarization orthogonality were measured using three different methods. The measured mixing ratios varied between 1:100 and 1:1650 (intensity). Also the influence of the fiber assembly on the polarization-mixing properties is shown.
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Bastiaan A.W.H. Knarren, Bastiaan A.W.H. Knarren, Suzanne J.A.G. Cosijns, Suzanne J.A.G. Cosijns, Han Haitjema, Han Haitjema, Piet H.J. Schellekens, Piet H.J. Schellekens, } "Fiber characterization for application in heterodyne laser interferometry with nanometer uncertainty, part I: polarization state measurements," Optical Engineering 44(2), 025002 (1 February 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1839228 . Submission:
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