Abstract

Interferometric systems consisting of two tandem interferometers with white light have been used as the basis of remote-sensing systems. Generally, no regard has been given to the change in the state of polarization of light in the fiber linking two interferometers. It is shown theoretically that both the phase and the amplitude of the output signal are significantly affected by externally induced birefringence in the fiber link, and in some cases this may cause total fading of the interference signal. This effect is also investigated experimentally.

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  1. Th. Bosselmann, R. Ulrich, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (VDE Verlag, Stuttgart, 1984), p. 361.
  2. A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
    [CrossRef]
  3. T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  4. J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
    [CrossRef]
  5. F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  6. A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  7. A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 838 (1990).
    [CrossRef]

1990 (1)

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 838 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988 (3)

T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Bosselmann, Th.

Th. Bosselmann, R. Ulrich, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (VDE Verlag, Stuttgart, 1984), p. 361.

Brooks, J. L.

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Dandridge, A.

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 838 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Farahi, F.

F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Gerges, A. S.

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, D. A.

T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Jones, J. D. C.

T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kersey, A. D.

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 838 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Marrone, M. J.

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 838 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Newson, T. P.

F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tur, M.

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tventen, A. B.

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ulrich, R.

Th. Bosselmann, R. Ulrich, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (VDE Verlag, Stuttgart, 1984), p. 361.

Wentworth, R. H.

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Youngquist, R. C.

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. S. Gerges, F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Electron. Lett. 23, 1110 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

J. L. Brooks, R. H. Wentworth, R. C. Youngquist, M. Tur, B. Y. Kim, H. J. Shaw, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-3, 1062 (1985).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, A. B. Tventen, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1599 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Kersey, M. J. Marrone, A. Dandridge, J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 838 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

F. Farahi, T. P. Newson, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 319 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Newson, F. Farahi, J. D. C. Jones, D. A. Jackson, Opt. Commun. 68, 161 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Th. Bosselmann, R. Ulrich, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (VDE Verlag, Stuttgart, 1984), p. 361.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

White-light tandem interferometer system with polarization-controlling elements A, B, C, and D.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the experimental arrangement used to test the fiber lead dependence of the output interference signal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the output of the experimental configuration showing carrier sidebands and two sets of sidebands produced by PZT 2 and PZT 3.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Two sets of data on the visibility of the output versus the rotation angle of the half-wave plate.

Equations (8)

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E = DFA E 0 exp [ i ( ϕ A + ϕ D ) ] + CFB E 0 × exp [ i ( ϕ B + ϕ C ) ] + DFB E 0 exp [ i ( ϕ B + ϕ D ) ] + CFA E 0 exp [ i ( ϕ A + ϕ C ) ] ,
I = E E = 3 4 E 0 2 + 1 8 E 0 A F D CFB E 0 exp ( i Δ ϕ ) + 1 8 E 0 B F C DFA E 0 exp ( i Δ ϕ ) ,
Δ ϕ = ϕ B + ϕ C ϕ A ϕ D .
B = C = 1 .
I = 3 4 E 0 2 + 1 8 E 0 × [ A F D F exp ( i Δ ϕ ) + F DFA exp ( i Δ ϕ ) ] E 0 .
I = 3 4 E 0 2 + 1 8 E 0 F × [ D exp ( i Δ ϕ ) + D exp ( i Δ ϕ ) ] F E 0 .
I ( 1 + sin 2 θ ) cos Δ ϕ + ( 1 sin 2 θ ) sin Δ ϕ + const . ,
I ( 1 + sin 2 θ ) cos Δ ϕ + const . ,

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