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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2112–2114

Single-mode single-polarization holey fiber using anisotropic fundamental space-filling mode

Masashi Eguchi and Yasuhide Tsuji  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2112-2114 (2007)

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We present the single-mode single-polarization regime of a circular-hole holey fiber consisting of a core with large elliptical holes. The elliptical holes in the core, which produce large anisotropies, split the fundamental mode into two orthogonally polarized fundamental modes, often referred to as slow and fast modes. This fiber can guide only one polarization state of the fundamental mode when a fundamental space-filling mode index of the cladding region is designed to lie between these indices of the slow and fast modes of the core region. We demonstrate one design example of this fiber and show that the single-polarization regime can be achieved over a wide wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2007
Published: July 20, 2007

Masashi Eguchi and Yasuhide Tsuji, "Single-mode single-polarization holey fiber using anisotropic fundamental space-filling mode," Opt. Lett. 32, 2112-2114 (2007)

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