Accession Number : ADD013793

Title :   Method for Eliminating Birefringence in a Fiber Optic Coupler and a Coupler Polarization Corrector.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Burns, William K ; Villarruel, Carl A ; Chen, Chin-Lin

Report Date : 12 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A method for correcting birefringence in a fiber optic coupler comprising measuring the intrinsic birefringent retardation, fast axis orientation and rotation of separate paths through the coupler and adding lumped birefringent elements to the ports of the coupler in a fashion to compensate for the intrinsic birefringence. Patents. (rh)

Descriptors :   *COUPLERS, *PATENTS, BIREFRINGENCE, FIBER OPTICS, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), POLARIZATION

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE