The fabrication of the first microstructured optical fibre with elliptical holes is presented. We describe simple techniques for achieving the desired hole ellipticity in polymer fibre and discuss the light guiding and polarization properties
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
N. A. Issa, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. Fellew, and M. C. Large, "Fabrication and characterization of microstructured optical fibres with elliptical holes," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThX3.
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