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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2542–2544

Improved design of polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fibers

Ming-Yang Chen and Yong-Kang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2542-2544 (2008)

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We propose the realization of single-polarization operation in highly birefringent photonic crystal fibers. The suppression of one of the polarization states is realized by introducing index-matched cladding defect waveguides. The leakage loss of the index-matched polarization state can be enhanced by nearly 4 orders of magnitude. In particular, polarization-dependent loss larger than 2.97 dB m with transmission loss lower than 0.03 dB m in a wavelength region ranging from 1.54 to 1.566 μ m can be realized in one such fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(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: June 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2008
Published: October 29, 2008

Ming-Yang Chen and Yong-Kang Zhang, "Improved design of polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 33, 2542-2544 (2008)

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