We use the dramatic change in modal birefringence with wavelength in air-silica microstructure fibers to clarify polarization mode coupling along the fiber. The mode coupling in the fiber is successfully observed using an interferometer method.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
A. Nakazono, Y. Inoue, and N. Shibata, " Polarization Mode Coupling along Air-Silica Microstructure Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OTuA7.
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