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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 841–843

Stretch-dependent extinction ratio in a birefringent single-mode optical fiber

Yoshihiro Ohtsuka and Satoshi Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 841-843 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000841


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Abstract

The stretch-dependent extinction ratio for a birefringent single-mode fiber is examined. This ratio exhibits a quasi-periodic change as the fiber is axially stretched. This effect can be explained as the power transfer from a linearly polarized guided HE11, mode to an orthogonally polarized HE11 that is due to mode coupling.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Yoshihiro Ohtsuka and Satoshi Tanaka, "Stretch-dependent extinction ratio in a birefringent single-mode optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 13, 841-843 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-841

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