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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 22 — Nov. 3, 2003
  • pp: 2793–2798

Dispersion of group and phase modal birefringence in elliptical-core fiber measured by white-light spectral interferometry

Petr Hlubina, Tadeusz Martynkien, and Waclaw Urbańczyk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 22, pp. 2793-2798 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002793


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Abstract

We present a white-light spectral interferometric technique employing a low-resolution spectrometer for measurement of the dispersion of the group and phase modal birefringence in an elliptical-core optical fiber over a wide spectral range. The technique utilizes a tandem configuration of a Michelson interferometer and the optical fiber to record a series of spectral interferograms and to measure the equalization wavelengths as a function of the optical path difference in the Michelson interferometer, or equivalently, the wavelength dependence of the group modal birefringence in the optical fiber. Applying a polynomial fit to the measured data, the wavelength dependence of the phase modal birefringence can also be determined.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2003
Published: November 3, 2003

Citation
Petr Hlubina, Tadeusz Martynkien, and Waclaw Urba�?czyk, "Dispersion of group and phase modal birefringence in elliptical-core fiber measured by white-light spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 11, 2793-2798 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-22-2793


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