Polarization-maintaining fiber-based optical low-coherence reflectometer for characterization and ranging of birefringence

Digant P. Davé, Taner Akkin, Thomas E. Milner

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Abstract

We describe a polarization-maintaining fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical low-coherence reflectometer for measurement of depth-resolved birefringence. Unlike for other fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical low-coherence reflactometers, here the linear birefringence of a sample can be measured from data recorded in a single A scan. Simultaneous measurement of retardation and orientation of birefringent axes with mica wave plates is demonstrated. The measured retardation is insensitive to sample rotation in the plane perpendicular to ranging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1775-1777
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

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