We present a theoretical and experimental analysis of the polarization dependence of a two-mode-fiber acousto-optic device, taking into account the residual stress in the fiber and the ellipticity of the core. We successfully demonstrate the suppression of the polarization dependence by relieving the residual stress, using thermal annealing.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 11, 1996
Published: June 15, 1996
Seok Hyun Yun, Bong Kyu Kim, Ho Jin Jeong, and Byoung Yoon Kim, "Suppression of polarization dependence in a two-mode-fiber acousto-optic device," Opt. Lett. 21, 908-910 (1996)