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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 290–292

Polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion in birefringent optical fibers

K. Okamoto and T. Hosaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 290-292 (1987)

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Chromatic dispersion of two orthogonal polarization modes has been investigated for various kinds of PANDA fibers. In high-birefringence fiber with modal birefringence B = 7.9 × 10−4, the zero-dispersion wavelength for the x-polarization mode (λ0x = 1.307 μm) was 6 nm shorter than that for the y-polarization mode (λ0y = 1.313 μm). Chromatic dispersion of the fiber at 1.55-μm wavelength was σx = 18.3 psec/km-nm and σy = 16.1 psec/km-nm for the x- and y-polarization modes, respectively.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 15, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 1987
Published: April 1, 1987

K. Okamoto and T. Hosaka, "Polarization-dependent chromatic dispersion in birefringent optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 12, 290-292 (1987)

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