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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6870–6877

Impact of fiber design on polarization dependence in microbend gratings

Steven Golowich and Siddharth Ramachandran  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6870-6877 (2005)

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Polarization dependence in microbend gratings is an inherent problem. We formulate simple analytical expressions to describe it, and demonstrate their effectiveness via a comparison with experimental results on a standard transmission fiber. The ability to control polarization dependence with fiber design potentially enables replacing UV-LPGs within low-cost, tunable microbend gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

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Original Manuscript: June 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Steven Golowich and Siddharth Ramachandran, "Impact of fiber design on polarization dependence in microbend gratings," Opt. Express 13, 6870-6877 (2005)

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