Accession Number : ADD012585

Title :   In-Line Optical Fiber Polarizer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Burns,William K ; Villarruel,Carl A

Report Date : 26 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method and means for forming an in-line integrated optical fiber polarizer comprising the steps of providing a length of highly birefringent optical fiber, and thermal tapering one or more separated but approximately adjacent small sections of that optical fiber in order to reduce the core diameter at those sections. This core diameter reduction adjusts the V-value for the fiber so that polarization-dependent transmission effects become evident at the wavelength of operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *POLARIZERS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *BIREFRINGENCE, INTEGRATION, TRANSMITTANCE, POLARIZATION, DIAMETERS, CORES, LIGHT

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE