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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1811–1816

Spun elliptically birefringent photonic crystal fibre

Andrew Michie, John Canning, Ian Bassett, John Haywood, Katja Digweed, Mattias Åslund, Brian Ashton, Michael Stevenson, Justin Digweed, Alfred Lau, and Daniel Scandurra  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1811-1816 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001811


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Abstract

Elliptically birefringent fibre has been fabricated by spinning the preform of a highly linearly birefringent photonic crystal fibre (PCF) during the drawing process. The resulting Spun Highly Birefringent (SHi-Bi) PCF offers intrinsic sensitivity to magnetic fields through the Faraday effect without the high inherent temperature sensitivities suffered by conventional spun stress birefringence fibres. The ellipticity of the birefringence has been measured and temperature independence has been demonstrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

Citation
Andrew Michie, John Canning, Ian Bassett, John Haywood, Katja Digweed, Mattias Åslund, Brian Ashton, Michael Stevenson, Justin Digweed, Alfred Lau, and Daniel Scandurra, "Spun elliptically birefringent photonic crystal fibre," Opt. Express 15, 1811-1816 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-4-1811


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