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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1457–1467

Experimental investigation of the polarization properties of a hollow core photonic bandgap fiber for 1550 nm

Mark Wegmuller, Matthieu Legré, Nicolas Gisin, Theis P. Hansen, Christian Jakobsen, and Jes Broeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1457-1467 (2005)

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The properties of a hollow core photonic bandgap fiber designed for 1.55 um transmission are investigated with special emphasis on polarization issues. Large and strongly wavelength dependent phase and group delays are found. At the same time the principle states of polarization move strongly and erratically as a function of wavelength, leading to strong mode coupling. Wavelength regions with high polarization dependent loss coincide with depolarization due to a polarization dependent coupling to surface modes at these wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

Mark Wegmuller, Matthieu Legré, Nicolas Gisin, Theis Hansen, Christian Jakobsen, and Jes Broeng, "Experimental investigation of the polarization properties of a hollow core photonic bandgap fiber for 1550 nm," Opt. Express 13, 1457-1467 (2005)

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