Ch3Sec3 - plane wave modes of an unbounded media. They can...

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THE FIBER FORUM Fiber Optic Communications JOSEPH C. PALAIS PRESENTED BY
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Joseph C. Palais 3.3 2 Section 3.3 Polarization Picture of a wave, linearly polarized in x direction and traveling in the z direction. y z x E v
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Joseph C. Palais 3.3 3 Polarization y z x E v Picture of a wave, linearly polarized in y direction and traveling in the z direction. An electric field that points in just one direction is said to be linearly polarized because it always points along a single line.
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Joseph C. Palais 3.3 4 The two orthogonal linear polarizations are the
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Unformatted text preview: plane wave modes of an unbounded media. They can exist simultaneously. The actual polarization is determined by the polarization of the light source and by other polarization sensitive components in the optical system. Polarization Joseph C. Palais 3.3 5 If the direction of electric field E varies randomly (as shown) the wave is unpolarized . Most fibers depolarize the input light. Only special fibers maintain the light polarization. Polarization x y E...
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