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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2002
  • pp: 1342–1346

Elimination of polarization degeneracy in round waveguides

Ian M. Bassett and Alexander Argyros  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 23, pp. 1342-1346 (2002)

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We show how to design a round optical fiber so that it is effectively single moded, with no polarization degeneracy. Such fibers would be free from the consequences of polarization degeneracy or near degeneracy – phenomena such as polarization fading in interferometry, and polarization mode dispersion – and so may offer an alternative to polarization maintaining fibers for the avoidance of these phenomena. The design presented builds on an earlier observation of polarization selective refection in Bragg fibers.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Original Manuscript: October 11, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2002
Published: November 18, 2002

Ian Bassett and Alexander Argyros, "Elimination of polarization degeneracy in round waveguides," Opt. Express 10, 1342-1346 (2002)

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