doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-3-444-450


V. A. Shulepov, S. M. Aksarin, V. E. Strigalev

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For citation: Shulepov V.A., Aksarin S.M., Strigalev V.E. Study of the effect of endfaces polishing angle for anisotropic waveguides on state conversion of light polarization. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2016, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 444–450. doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2016-16-3-444-450


The paper deals with optical scheme for research of polarization state transformation at the junction of anisotropic waveguides. It consists of a light source, polarization controller, multifunctional integrated optical scheme (MIOS), single-mode fiber for input and output of optical radiation in MIOS and the polarization scanning Michelson interferometer. Optical radiation from the source of the plant comes through the polarization controller in one of the MIOS ports. Further, in one of the opposite ports the radiation is received by different fibers, polished at the angles of 19.5˚, 10.5˚ and 0˚. After that, the optical radiation gets into polarization Michelson interferometer. With that, the picture visibility is analyzed at different displacement of one arm upon which the value has been determined in the polarization conversion point connections. At the course of work it was obtained that the polarization state conversion at a splicing point rises with the slant angle deviation from its optimal value. Anisotropic waveguides splicing is one of the main tasks during fabrication of any fiber-optic sensor with integrated optical elements. The results of this work are of great interest for the wide range of specialists in the optical waveguides application field.

Keywords: phase interferometric detectors, multifunctional integrated optical scheme, polarization scanning Michelson interferometer, birefringent optical fiber

Acknowledgements. The authors acknowledge the specialists of Quantum Electronics Laboratory of The Ioffe Institute for provided samples of multifunction integrated optical schemes. This work was done in ITMO University and was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (The unique identifier of the project: RFMEFI57815X0109, Contract No14.578.21.0109).


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