A Sagnac loop interferometer using polarization maintaining (PM) photonic crystal fiber was experimentally demonstrated and analyzed. Different filtering functions and reduced temperature dependence were observed. Experimental results agree well with simulations.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
D. Kim and J. U. Kang, "Sagnac Loop Interferometer Using Polarization Maintaining Photonic Crystal Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuD6.