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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B283–B288

Measured phase and group birefringence in elliptical core fibers with systematically varied ellipticities

Tommy Geisler and Søren Herstrøm  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B283-B288 (2011)

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This paper presents the first systematic phase and group birefringence measurements of elliptical core fibers covering an unprecedented ellipticity range from 0.1 to 0.9. Experimental results at 1550 nm are compared with simulations, and the birefringence ratio is shown to depend on both ellipticity and core area. Also the dispersion of the group birefringence is discussed.

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(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

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Tommy Geisler and Søren Herstrøm, "Measured phase and group birefringence in elliptical core fibers with systematically varied ellipticities," Opt. Express 19, B283-B288 (2011)

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