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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4350–4357

Properties of elliptical-core two-mode fiber

Z. Wang, J. Ju, and W. Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4350-4357 (2005)

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Polarization and modal birefringence of elliptical-core two-mode fibers are investigated. Wavelengths corresponding to zero group delay difference (GDD) between the two spatial modes and between the orthogonal polarizations are computed when the fiber parameters, i.e., the relative core/cladding index difference and the ratio of major over minor axis, are varied. Simple relationships between the zero GDD wavelengths and fiber parameters are obtained. With proper fiber design, zero GDD between the two spatial modes and the two orthogonal polarizations can be achieved at the same wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

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Original Manuscript: April 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Z. Wang, J. Ju, and W. Jin, "Properties of elliptical-core two-mode fiber," Opt. Express 13, 4350-4357 (2005)

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