Abstract

We present a left–right symmetry restoring method, which removes the detrimental birefringence in the single-mode fiber Sagnac interferometer, achieved with the aid of a half waveplate oriented at a specific angle. We show theoretically and demonstrate experimentally that adding a π-shift between clockwise and counterclockwise propagating, horizontally (in fiber loop plane) polarized field components, the Sagnac loop mirror’s reflection becomes independent on birefringence of an element placed in the loop.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Configuration of the π-shifted SI with HWP and DUT (birefringent element) in the loop with a tap coupler to measure the reflection; the in-loop light polarization component is shown with double solid (no HWP) and dashed (HWP placed in SI) arrows.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

SLM reflection as a function of BPC’s birefringence with (dashed line) and without (solid line) HWP.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

SLM reflection as a function of DUT (QWP) orientation angle with (dashed line) and without (solid line) HWP.

Equations (4)

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E1nout=Kn1/2(1Kn)1/2Ja(ω)E1nin+Kn1/2(1Kn)1/2Jc(ω)E1nin,
JHWPc=[icos2ρisin2ρisin2ρicos2ρ],JHWPa=[icos2ρisin2ρisin2ρicos2ρ]JDUTc=[exp(iδ2)cos2α+exp(iδ2)sin2α2isin2αsinδ22isin2αsinδ2exp(iδ2)cos2α+exp(iδ2)sin2α],JDUTa=[exp(iδ2)cos2α+exp(iδ2)sin2α2isin2αsinδ22isin2αsinδ2exp(iδ2)cos2α+exp(iδ2)sin2α]
R(λ)=1sin2δ(λ)2sin22α.
R(λ)=1cos2δ(λ)2sin22ρ.

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