Fiber-optic pseudodepolarizer based on birefringence modulation

Wei Jin, George Stewart, Kenneth Crawford, B. Culshaw

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We report an all-fiber depolarizer that uses high-birefringence fibers with birefringence modulation. The device can be used to depolarize coherent light from sources such as single-mode and multimode lasers. Experiments with a He–Ne laser demonstrated a reduction in the degree of polarization from 1 (0 dB) to –212 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1737-1739
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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