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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 24 — Nov. 29, 2004
  • pp: 5931–5939

Experimental study of polarization properties of highly birefringent photonic crystal fibers

T. Ritari, H. Ludvigsen, M. Wegmuller, M. Legré, N. Gisin, J. R. Folkenberg, and M. D. Nielsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 24, pp. 5931-5939 (2004)

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We analyze experimentally the polarization properties of highly nonlinear small-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) with no intentional birefringence. The properties of recently emerged polarization maintaining PANDA PCFs are also investigated. The wavelength and temperature dependence of phase and group delay of these fibers are examined in the telecommunications wavelength range. Compared to a standard PANDA fiber, the polarization characteristics and temperature dependence are found to be qualitatively different for both types of fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2004
Published: November 29, 2004

Tuomo Ritari, H. Ludvigsen, M. Wegmuller, M. Legré, N. Gisin, J. Folkenberg, and M. Nielsen, "Experimental study of polarization properties of highly birefringent photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 12, 5931-5939 (2004)

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