interferometric fiber optic gyroscope; depolarizer; gyroscope; polarization; integrated optics; optical devices; waveguides; planar lightwave circuit; guided waves
We propose an integrated waveguide depolarizer for use in interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes (IFOGs) with single-mode fiber coils. The integrated waveguide depolarizer is based on a Mach-Zender interferometer with polarizing beamsplitters. A waveguide polarizing beamsplitter is designed using multiple air trench structures oriented at the Brewster angle. We also analyze the effect of component imperfections on the degree of polarization achievable with an integrated waveguide depolarizer.
Original Publication Citation
Lixia Li, Jaime Cardenas, Jianhua Jiang and G. P. Nordin, "Compact integrated depolarizer for IFOG," Opt. Eng. 45, 5562 (26)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Li, Lixia; Cardenas, Jaime; Jiang, Jianhua; and Nordin, Gregory P., "Compact integrated depolarizer for interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes" (2006). Faculty Publications. 1349.
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