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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: F55–F60

Structural design for birefringent holey fiber with a beat length insensitive to wavelength

Jian-Qiang Lin, Zhi-Dong Shi, Ming-Jia Li, and Hua Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 25, pp. F55-F60 (2009)

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By combination of two defect structures with positive and negative birefringence, we design a holey fiber with a beat length that is less sensitive to wavelength. The influence of different structural parameters on birefringence of holey fiber is calculated by the finite-difference beam propagation method. A stable beat length can be achieved at some given wavelength window by adjusting the parameters. An almost uniform beat length with a greater than 180 nm bandwidth at 1310 and 1550 nm wavelength windows is obtained, which is useful for the design and fabrication of fiber-optic wave plates with a wide band.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2009
Published: June 24, 2009

Jian-Qiang Lin, Zhi-Dong Shi, Ming-Jia Li, and Hua Chen, "Structural design for birefringent holey fiber with a beat length insensitive to wavelength," Appl. Opt. 48, F55-F60 (2009)

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