Design of a polarization-insensitive optical fiber probe based on effective parameters

Thi Thu Hien Pham, Yu-Lung Lo

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Abstract

By inserting a polarization controller, a polarization-insensitive optical fiber probe is first proposed. In order to design a fiber probe acting as a free-space media, the five effective parameters of an optical fiber are extracted by an analytical technique based on the Mueller matrix and the Stokes parameters. The feasibility of the common-path interferometer with a polarization-insensitive optical fiber probe for remote measurements is demonstrated by absolutely extracting the linear birefringence and linear diattenuation properties of a quarter-wave plate and a polarizer, respectively. A polarization-insensitive fiber probe is crucial for optical fiber applications in a polarization-sensitive near-field scanning optical microscopy and the remote sensing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 9
Event21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2011 May 152011 May 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7753
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period11-05-1511-05-19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Pham, T. T. H., & Lo, Y-L. (2011). Design of a polarization-insensitive optical fiber probe based on effective parameters. In 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors [77535L] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7753). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885178