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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1916–1923

High birefringence in elliptical hollow optical fiber

In-Kag Hwang, Yong-Hee Lee, Kyunghwan Oh, and David N. Payne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1916-1923 (2004)

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We propose a novel design of highly birefringent optical fiber composed of a central elliptical air hole, a circumferential elliptical ring core, and a circular cladding. The proposed waveguide structure is predicted to produce a linear birefringence higher by an order of magnitude than the solid elliptical core fiber. The large index contrast between the central air and germanosilica elliptical ring core is mainly attributed to the high birefringence and its characteristics are theoretically analyzed in terms of its waveguide parameters.

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

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

In-Kag Hwang, Yong-Hee Lee, Kyunghwan Oh, and David Payne, "High birefringence in elliptical hollow optical fiber," Opt. Express 12, 1916-1923 (2004)

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