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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2034–2036

Polarization-maintaining optical microfiber

Yongmin Jung, Gilberto Brambilla, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2034-2036 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002034


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Abstract

We have successfully demonstrated a polarization-maintaining (PM) fused silica microfiber by adiabatically tapering a conventional PM fiber. Compared to standard single-mode microfibers, the proposed PM microfibers exhibit robust polarization, preserving characteristics under the presence of external perturbations, such as bending. A polarization-extinction ratio of 16 dB is typically obtained through the device with a corresponding excess loss of 0.2 dB .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: April 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2010
Published: June 9, 2010

Citation
Yongmin Jung, Gilberto Brambilla, and David J. Richardson, "Polarization-maintaining optical microfiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 2034-2036 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-2034


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