Abstract

We report a self-calibrating polarization analyzer fabricated with binary magneto-optic polarization rotators. The device automatically overcomes wavelength and temperature dependent inaccuracies and has impressive state of polarization and degree of polarization accuracies of 0.3° and ±0.5%, respectively, from 1460to1580nm.

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2006 (1)

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
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1977 (1)

Azzam, R.

Chen, Z.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chipman, R. A.

D. H. Goldstein and R. A. Chipman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 693 (1990).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Chipman, in Handbook of Optics, Vol. II, 2nd ed., M.Bass, ed.(McGraw-Hill, 1995), Chap. 22.

Compain, E.

De Martino, A.

Drevillon, B.

Garcia-Caurel, E.

Goldstein, D.

D. Goldstein, in Polarized Light, 2nd ed. (Marcel Dekker, 2003), Chap. 22.
[CrossRef]

Goldstein, D. H.

Kim, Y. K.

Laude, B.

Lin, L.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Poirier, S.

Shi, Y. Q.

Wang, S. X.

Wang, Y.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
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Weiner, A.

Williams, P. A.

Willner, A. E.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
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Yan, L. S.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. S. Yao, L. S. Yan, and Y. Q. Shi, Opt. Lett. 30, 1324 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yao, X. S.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
[CrossRef]

X. S. Yao, L. S. Yan, and Y. Q. Shi, Opt. Lett. 30, 1324 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yu, C.

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
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IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

L. S. Yan, X. S. Yao, C. Yu, Y. Wang, L. Lin, Z. Chen, and A. E. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 643 (2006).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

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D. Goldstein, in Polarized Light, 2nd ed. (Marcel Dekker, 2003), Chap. 22.
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R. A. Chipman, in Handbook of Optics, Vol. II, 2nd ed., M.Bass, ed.(McGraw-Hill, 1995), Chap. 22.

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Schematic of a binary MO PSA and experiment setup. Light exits a PSG and enters a PSA in free space. A high-accuracy reference PSA is put in the place of the PSA under test for comparison.

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Fig. 2

Experimental results of measured Stokes parameters as a function of wavelength compared with a reference PSA (top left and right, bottom left). The input SOP generated by the PSG is nominally at 45°, linear with a certain wavelength dependence. Bottom right, wavelength dependence of the MO rotators and the QWP inside the PSA, obtained simultaneously using the self-calibration method.

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Table 1 α, β and Logic States of a 6 - bit PSA

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Table 2 Comparison with a Reference PSA ( 1500 1580 nm )

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Table 3 Accuracy Measurements with a Polarizer ( 1460 1580 nm )

Equations (7)

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I out ( α , β ) = 0.5 × { S 0 + [ cos 2 α cos 2 ( β θ p ) sin 2 α sin 2 ( β θ p ) cos Γ ] S 1 [ sin 2 α cos 2 ( β θ p ) + cos 2 α sin 2 ( β θ p ) cos Γ ] S 2 [ sin 2 ( β θ p ) sin Γ ] S 3 } ,
α = n = 1 2 ( 1 ) b n θ , β = n = 3 6 ( 1 ) bn θ ,
θ = 22.5 + Δ θ 0 + k ( λ λ 0 )
I i = ( M i 0 M i 1 M i 2 M i 4 ) ( S 0 S 1 S 2 S 3 ) T ( i = 1 , 2 , 2 N ) ,
( I a I b I c I d ) = ( 0.5 M a 1 M a 2 M a 3 0.5 M b 1 M b 2 M b 3 0.5 M c 1 M c 2 M c 3 0.5 M d 1 M d 2 M d 3 ) ( S 0 S 1 S 2 S 3 ) = M ( S 0 S 1 S 2 S 3 ) .
DOP = S 1 2 + S 2 2 + S 3 2 S 0 .
I i = f [ S 0 , S 1 , S 2 , S 3 , α i , β i , Δ Γ ( λ ) , θ p ] ,

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