Abstract

A new, to our knowledge, interferometric method of measuring beat lengths in polarization-maintaining fibers that is based on correlation measurements is presented.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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1989 (1)

R. Calvini, R. Caponi, F. Cisternino, “Polarization measurements on single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187–1196 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

Y. Ohtsuka, T. Ando, Y. Imai, M. Imai, “Modal birefringence measurements of polarization maintaining single mode fibers without and with stretching by optical heterodyne interferometry,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 602–607 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

C. S. Brown, F. T. Stone, “Birefringence measurements of single mode fibers using the polarization shuttle pulse technique,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 30–33 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

1983 (2)

1978 (1)

1975 (1)

Ando, T.

Y. Ohtsuka, T. Ando, Y. Imai, M. Imai, “Modal birefringence measurements of polarization maintaining single mode fibers without and with stretching by optical heterodyne interferometry,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 602–607 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Brown, C. S.

C. S. Brown, F. T. Stone, “Birefringence measurements of single mode fibers using the polarization shuttle pulse technique,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 30–33 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Calvini, R.

R. Calvini, R. Caponi, F. Cisternino, “Polarization measurements on single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187–1196 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Caponi, R.

R. Calvini, R. Caponi, F. Cisternino, “Polarization measurements on single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187–1196 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Cisternino, F.

R. Calvini, R. Caponi, F. Cisternino, “Polarization measurements on single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187–1196 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Harms, H.

Imai, M.

Y. Ohtsuka, T. Ando, Y. Imai, M. Imai, “Modal birefringence measurements of polarization maintaining single mode fibers without and with stretching by optical heterodyne interferometry,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 602–607 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Imai, Y.

Y. Ohtsuka, T. Ando, Y. Imai, M. Imai, “Modal birefringence measurements of polarization maintaining single mode fibers without and with stretching by optical heterodyne interferometry,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 602–607 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kikuchi, K.

Noda, J.

Ohtsuka, Y.

Y. Ohtsuka, T. Ando, Y. Imai, M. Imai, “Modal birefringence measurements of polarization maintaining single mode fibers without and with stretching by optical heterodyne interferometry,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 602–607 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Okoshi, T.

Papp, A.

Rashleigh, S. C.

Smith, A. M.

Stone, F. T.

C. S. Brown, F. T. Stone, “Birefringence measurements of single mode fibers using the polarization shuttle pulse technique,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 30–33 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Takada, K.

Ulrich, R.

Appl. Opt. (3)

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

C. S. Brown, F. T. Stone, “Birefringence measurements of single mode fibers using the polarization shuttle pulse technique,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-4, 30–33 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ohtsuka, T. Ando, Y. Imai, M. Imai, “Modal birefringence measurements of polarization maintaining single mode fibers without and with stretching by optical heterodyne interferometry,” J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 602–607 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. Calvini, R. Caponi, F. Cisternino, “Polarization measurements on single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187–1196 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Beat-length measurements by use of correlation. The circles represent measured time delays; the solid curve represents the best fit to a triangular wave.

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E x = A   exp j β x L ,
E y = jKA   exp j β x z + j β y L - z ,
E f = jKA   exp j β x z + j β y L - z y ˆ + A   exp j β x L x ˆ ,
E o = A x   exp j β 0 z o x ˆ + A y   exp j β 0 z o y ˆ ,
I x = I ox + I ox + 2 I ox I ox 1 / 2 cos β x L - β 0 z o ,
I y = I oy + I oy + 2 I oy I oy 1 / 2 cos β y L + β x - β y z - β 0 z o - π 2 ,
I x t = I ox + I ox + 2 I ox I ox 1 / 2 cos β x L - β 0 z o + Δ z 0 t ,
I y t = I oy + I oy + 2 I oy I oy 1 / 2 cos β y L + β x - β y z - β 0 z o + Δ z 0 t - π 2 .

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