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Mandatory Fields
Zhao, YS;Huang, S;Cui, ZR;Chai, Q;Liu, YL;Ren, J;Zhang, JZ;Lewis, E;Liu, ZH;Yang, J;Yuan, LB
2018
August
Applied Optics
Electric-arc-induced strength-controllable weak polarization mode coupling in polarization maintaining fiber
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Optional Fields
WHITE-LIGHT INTERFEROMETRY OPTICAL-FIBERS BIREFRINGENCE DISPERSION SENSOR TEMPERATURE DISCHARGE GRATINGS FABRICATION STRAIN RANGE
57
6446
6450
An electric-arc-based scheme to generate strength-controllable weak polarization mode coupling (PMC) points in polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) is described. The resulting PMC strengths can be readily controlled to be in the very weak range of -60 to -40 dB. In this range, excellent mechanical strength combined with high return loss is achieved. An experimental quasi-distributed temperature sensor is formed by three separate PMC points in a single PMF using the electric arc method. (C) 2018 Optical Society of America
WASHINGTON
1559-128X
10.1364/AO.57.006446
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