Polarization control for fiber systems and devices

D. Tentori, M. A. Cortez Herrera, A. Rojas-Sanchez


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.


optical fiber, birefringence, polarization

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