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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 956–960

Polarization maintaining large mode area photonic crystal fiber

J.R. Folkenberg, M.D. Nielsen, N.A. Mortensen, C. Jakobsen, and H.R. Simonsen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 956-960 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000956


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Abstract

We report on a polarization maintaining large mode area photonic crystal fiber. Unlike, previous work on polarization maintaining photonic crystal fibers, birefringence is introduced using stress applying parts. This has allowed us to realize fibers, which are both single mode at any wavelength and have a practically constant birefringence for any wavelength. The fibers presented in this work have mode field diameters from about 4 to 6.5 micron, and exhibit a typical birefringence of 1.5·10-4.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

Citation
Jacob Folkenberg, M. Nielsen, N. Mortensen, C. Jakobsen, and H. Simonsen, "Polarization maintaining large mode area photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 12, 956-960 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-5-956


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