We have investigated the dispersion and birefringence of an irregularly microstructured fiber with an elliptic silica core and irregular airholes.
The polarization-dependent output power through the fiber reveals two well-defined principal-axis modes despite the irregularity of airholes. The dispersion of the fiber is measured in the range of 680 to
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: December 7, 2007
Hyoung-Gyu Choi, Chul-Sik Kee, Kyung-Han Hong, JaeHee Sung, Soan Kim, Do-Kyeong Ko, Jongmin Lee, Jae-Eun Kim, and Hae Yong Park, "Dispersion and birefringence of irregularly microstructured fiber with an elliptic core," Appl. Opt. 46, 8493-8498 (2007)