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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2000
  • pp: 2259–2263

Birefringence measurement in double-clad fiber lasers with large cross section

A. R. Boyain y Goitia, A. N. Starodumov, D. Monzon-Hernandez, V. N. Filippov, and P. Gavrilovic  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 2259-2263 (2000)

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We report on birefringence measurements in double-clad fibers with large cross section, doped with neodymium and ytterbium. The experimental results for rectangular double-clad fibers are compared with those for single-clad circular neodymium-doped fibers, taking into account existing models of stress- and geometry-induced birefringence. We demonstrated that the ellipticity of an outer silica cladding has no effect on birefringence in large-area double-clad fibers. The stress-induced birefringence is shown to depend on the ratio between the diameter of an internal silica support and the linear dimensions of the rectangular outer cladding. The stress-distribution pattern is derived to prove the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2000
Published: May 10, 2000

A. R. Boyain y Goitia, A. N. Starodumov, D. Monzon-Hernandez, V. N. Filippov, and P. Gavrilovic, "Birefringence measurement in double-clad fiber lasers with large cross section," Appl. Opt. 39, 2259-2263 (2000)

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