The birefringence and polarization-mode dispersion characteristics of dispersion-compensating hole-assisted fibers are analyzed numerically. It is revealed that distortion in air-holes leads to high birefringence and also shifts the dispersion by ±2% to its optimum value.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
S. K. Varshney, K. Saitoh, and M. Koshiba, "Evaluation of Induced Form-Birefringence and PMD in Dispersion-Compensating Hole-Assisted Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA5.
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