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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1779–1781

Accurate measurement of the cutoff wavelength in a microstructured optical fiber by means of an azimuthal filtering technique

Laurent Labonte, Dominique Pagnoux, Philippe Roy, Faouzi Bahloul, Mourad Zghal, Gilles Melin, Ekaterina Burov, and Gilles Renversez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 12, pp. 1779-1781 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001779


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Abstract

A simple self-referenced nondestructive method is proposed for measuring the cutoff wavelength of microstructured optical fibers (MOFs). It is based on the analysis of the time-dependent optical power transmitted through a bow-tie slit rotating in the far-field pattern of the fiber under test. As a first demonstration, the cutoff wavelength of a 2 m MOF sample is found to be close to that provided by numerical predictions ( 25 nm higher). Because of the high dynamics of the measurement, the uncertainty is limited to Δ λ = ± 10 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2006

Citation
Laurent Labonte, Dominique Pagnoux, Philippe Roy, Faouzi Bahloul, Mourad Zghal, Gilles Melin, Ekaterina Burov, and Gilles Renversez, "Accurate measurement of the cutoff wavelength in a microstructured optical fiber by means of an azimuthal filtering technique," Opt. Lett. 31, 1779-1781 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-12-1779


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