Polarization control for fiber systems and devices

Authors

  • D. Tentori Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada
  • M. A. Cortez Herrera Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada
  • A. Rojas-Sanchez Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31349/SuplRevMexFis.2.1.26

Keywords:

optical fiber, birefringence, polarization

Abstract

Nulling the birefringence effect of a light signal traveling through a single-mode fiber when the fiber behaves as an elliptical retarder can be achieved by winding the fiber as a double-helix. We present a resume of the theory and procedures developed at CICESE to demonstrate this polarization control in fiber systems.

Author Biographies

D. Tentori, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada

Diana Tentori is a Mexican physicist with an MS and a Ph.D. degree in optics. Since 1976 she has been working as a researcher in the Optics Department of CICESE, and has been teaching in the postgraduate optics program of this research center. As a researcher, her main areas of interest have been classical and holographic interferometry, refractometry, polarization properties of GRIN lenses; and from 2000, polarization properties and birefringence evaluation procedures for conventional laser and standard single-mode optical fibers, solid-core and hollow-core single-mode photonic crystal fibers, and fiber devices, made with single-mode conventional and photonic crystal fibers.

M. A. Cortez Herrera, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada

Marco Cortez is a Mexican electronics engineer with an MS degree in optics. As an engineer, he has worked on different projects in the industry of telecommunication with fiber optics. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at CICESE in Baja California, Mexico. As a student, his main interest area focuses on optical fibers and their birefringence properties for sensors application. Some fibers used in your work are the standard single-mode optical fibers, solid-core and hollow-core single-mode photonic crystal fibers, and fiber devices.

A. Rojas-Sanchez, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada

Adriana Rojas is a graduate in physical-mathematical sciences with a master's degree in optics and is currently studying the doctoral program in CICESE. Since 2016, she investigates devices' stability based on erbium and ytterbium-doped fibers and new methods to characterize phase birefringence in single-mode optical fibers.

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2021-03-31