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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 4393–4398

Polarization mode coupling in circularly birefringent gratings

Kyung Shik Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 22, pp. 4393-4398 (2004)

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Polarization mode coupling in circularly birefringent gratings is analyzed. It is numerically found that efficient LP01x -LP02y mode coupling (where LP is linear polarization) is possible in a 50-cm-long circularly birefringent fiber grating formed in a terbium-doped borosilicate glass fiber and that complete LP01x -LP02y and LP01x -LP03y mode couplings result after a few-centimeter-long circularly birefringent grating that is formed in a bismuth-substitute iron garnet waveguide. Various parameters of polarization mode coupling in a number of circularly birefringent gratings are also computed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2004
Published: August 1, 2004

Kyung Shik Lee, "Polarization mode coupling in circularly birefringent gratings," Appl. Opt. 43, 4393-4398 (2004)

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