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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28431–28436

Miniaturized broadband highly birefringent device with stereo rod-microfiber-air structure

Jun-long Kou, Ye Chen, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28431-28436 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028431


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Abstract

A wrapping-on-a-rod technique is presented and demonstrated successfully to realize broadband microfiber-based highly birefringent (Hi-Bi) devices with 3D geometry. By wrapping a circular microfiber (MF) on a Teflon-coated rod (2 mm in diameter), a large and broadband birefringence can be obtained utilizing a rod-microfiber-air (RMA) structure. Wavelength scanning method is used to measure the birefringence of the device. Results show that group birefringence as high as 10?3 can be achieved over 400 nm wavelength range. This compact element presents great potential in sensing and communication applications, as well as lab-on-a-rod devices.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2012
Published: December 7, 2012

Citation
Jun-long Kou, Ye Chen, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu, "Miniaturized broadband highly birefringent device with stereo rod-microfiber-air structure," Opt. Express 20, 28431-28436 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-27-28431


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