Externally applied birefringence-axis twist is shown to provide accurate control of the output SOP in hibi fiber DFB lasers. Continuous tuning from circular to linear polarization, with PER of ~40dB has been demonstrated.
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(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
M. N. Zervas, L. Walker, and R. Wilmshurst, "Twisted Hi-Bi Fiber DFB Lasers with Controllable Output Polarization," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CF3N.5.
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