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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15983–15990

Circular and elliptical birefringence in spun microstructured optical fibres

Alexander Argyros, Jarryd Pla, François Ladouceur, and Leon Poladian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15983-15990 (2009)

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We investigate circular birefringence induced by spinning microstructured optical fibres during their fabrication to produce helical-shaped holes. Designs with an offset core which results in a helical path for the light and exhibit only circular birefringence and designs with a linearly birefringent core that result in elliptical birefringence are both investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2009
Published: August 25, 2009

Alexander Argyros, Jarryd Pla, François Ladouceur, and Leon Poladian, "Circular and elliptical birefringence in spun microstructured optical fibres," Opt. Express 17, 15983-15990 (2009)

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