Characterization of Distributed Polarization-Mode Coupling for Fiber Coils

  • Jun Yang
  • Zhangjun Yu
  • Libo Yuan
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Fiber coil wound by polarization-maintaining fiber is an important part of fiber optic gyroscope. Its distributed polarization-mode coupling degrades the performance of fiber optic gyroscope on drift bias. Characterization of distributed polarization-mode coupling coefficient could evaluate the quality of fiber coils. In addition, it can help improve the wound technique, and then suppress the polarization-mode coupling. The optical coherence domain polarimetry system based on white-light interferometer is a suitable instrument for characterizing the distributed polarization-mode coupling of polarization-maintaining fibers. This chapter contains the measurement and analysis of polarization-mode coupling, system performance improvement of the optical coherence domain system, dispersion effect suppression of fiber coil under test, and the diagnosis for fiber coil.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhangjun Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Libo Yuan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Lab of In-Fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry Education of ChinaHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.College of ScienceHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jianzhong Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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