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Polarization effects aboard the Space Interferometry Mission.

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dc.contributor.author Levin, Jason
dc.contributor.author Young, Martin
dc.contributor.author Dubovitsky, Serge
dc.contributor.author Dorsky, Leonard
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-07T21:37:23Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-07T21:37:23Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04-17
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, Florida, April 17-21, 2006 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0814
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40664
dc.description.abstract For precision displacement measurements, laser metrology is currently one of the most accurate measurements. Often, the measurement is located some distance away from the laser source, and as a result, stringent requirements are placed on the laser delivery system with respect to the state of polarization. Such is the case with the fiber distribution assembly (FDA) that is slated to fly aboard the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) next decade. This system utilizes a concatenated array of couplers, polarizers and lengthy runs of polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber to distribute linearly-polarized light from a single laser to fourteen different optical metrology measurement points throughout the spacecraft. Optical power fluctuations at the point of measurement can be traced back to the polarization extinction ration (PER) of the concatenated components, in conjunction with the rate of change in phase difference of the light along the slow and fast axes of the PM fiber. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2985621 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject fiber distribution en
dc.subject temperature sensitivity en
dc.subject polarization maintaining fiber en
dc.subject fiber optics en
dc.subject Heterodyne Interferometer en
dc.subject metrology en
dc.title Polarization effects aboard the Space Interferometry Mission. en
dc.type Preprint en


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