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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1325–1327

Highly birefringent photonic crystal fibers

A. Ortigosa-Blanch, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, J. Arriaga, B. J. Mangan, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 18, pp. 1325-1327 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001325


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Abstract

We report a strongly anisotropic photonic crystal fiber. Twofold rotational symmetry was introduced into a single-mode fiber structure by creation of a regular array of airholes of two sizes disposed about a pure-silica core. Based on spectral measurements of the polarization mode beating, we estimate that the fiber has a beat length of approximately 0.4 mm at a wavelength of 1540 nm, in good agreement with the results of modeling.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

Citation
A. Ortigosa-Blanch, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, J. Arriaga, B. J. Mangan, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, "Highly birefringent photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 25, 1325-1327 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-18-1325

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