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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1972–1977

Polarization mode dispersion reduction in spun large mode area silica holey fibres

M. Fuochi, J. Hayes, K. Furusawa, W. Belardi, J. Baggett, T. Monro, and D. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1972-1977 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001972


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Abstract

We report the fabrication of the first spun holey optical fibre. Our experiments show that the complex air/glass transverse structure can be retained when the preform is spun during the fibre drawing process. Measurements of differential group delay (DGD) confirm that significant reductions in polarization mode dispersion (PMD) can be readily achieved using this approach.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

Citation
M. Fuochi, J. Hayes, K. Furusawa, W. Belardi, J. Baggett, T. Monro, and D. Richardson, "Polarization mode dispersion reduction in spun large mode area silica holey fibres," Opt. Express 12, 1972-1977 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-9-1972


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