Abstract

We describe a new experimental method of determining low birefringence in fibers, based on adjusting the fiber twist in a fiber-optic loop mirror. The method allows simple birefringence measurement in fibers with beat length within the range 0.05–100  m.

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2000 (2)

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmery, M. Schiano, and T. Tambosso, Opt. Lett. 25, 384 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1997 (2)

A. Rodriguez, A. V. Khomenko, R. Cortes, and A. Garcia-Weidner, Opt. Lett. 22, 877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

1989 (1)

R. Calvani, R. Caponi, and F. Cisternino, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

D. B. Mortimore, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1217 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Birks and P. Morkel, Appl. Opt. 27, 3107 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Basurto-Pensado, M. A.

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

Birks, T. A.

Calvani, R.

R. Calvani, R. Caponi, and F. Cisternino, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Caponi, R.

R. Calvani, R. Caponi, and F. Cisternino, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Cisternino, F.

R. Calvani, R. Caponi, and F. Cisternino, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Corsi, F.

Cortes, R.

Galtarossa, A.

Garcia-Weidner, A.

Haus, J. W.

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ibarra-Escamilla, B.

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

Khomenko, A. V.

Korneev, N.

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kuzin, E. A.

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

Morkel, P.

Mortimore, D. B.

D. B. Mortimore, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1217 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Palmery, L.

Palmieri, L.

Ramirez-Renero, M.

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

Rodriguez, A.

Sánchez-Mondragón, J.

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

Schiano, M.

Tambosso, T.

Tsao, Ch.

Ch. Tsao, Optical Fiber Waveguide Analysis (Oxford University, New York, 1992).

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

R. Calvani, R. Caponi, and F. Cisternino, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1187 (1989).
[CrossRef]

D. B. Mortimore, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1217 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, Opt. Commun. 183, 389 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Optik (1)

E. A. Kuzin, J. Sánchez-Mondragón, M. A. Basurto-Pensado, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and M. Ramirez-Renero, Optik 106, 172 (1997).

Other (1)

Ch. Tsao, Optical Fiber Waveguide Analysis (Oxford University, New York, 1992).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the FOLM used in the experiments.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical calculated dependences of FOLM transmission on fiber twist. Solid curve, scaled twist rate equal to π for both coupler ports; dotted curve, 1.1π for the left port and π for the right port; dashed curve, π for the left port and 1.1π for the right port.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated FOLM transmission dependence on the Lfiber/Lbeat ratio. The curves are as in Fig.  2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of the FOLM transmission on the fiber twist before the setup was adjusted.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental dependences of FOLM transmission on fiber twist. Fiber length, 2.1  m.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Experimental dependences of FOLM transmission on fiber twist. Fiber length, 1.0  m.

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