In this paper we present experimental results of polarization properties of the photonic liquid crystal fibers (PLCFs) in which selected micro holes of the cladding were infiltrated with nematic liquid crystal (LC) guest materials. Temperature-induced changes of the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) for the 1550 nm wavelength were observed.
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(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
T. R. Wolinski, P. Lesiak, K. Slusarz, S. Ertman, A. Czapla, A. W. Domanski, E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, R. Dabrowski, and J. Wojcik, "Polarization Effects in Photonic Liquid Crystal Fibers," in Optical Fiber Sensors, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ThE58.
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