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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2764–2766

Birefringence in microstructure fiber with elliptical Ge O 2 highly doped inclusion in the core

Tadeusz Martynkien, Marcin Szpulak, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Jacek Olszewski, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Kay Schuster, Jens Kobelke, Anka Schwuchow, Johannes Kirchhof, and Hartmut Bartelt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 23, pp. 2764-2766 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002764


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Abstract

We studied both numerically and experimentally a birefringence in a microstructure fiber with elliptical inclusion highly doped with Ge O 2 . We demonstrate that such inclusion increases the phase modal birefringence and modifies its dispersion in the short wavelength range, thus causing that group birefringence crosses zero value at a certain wavelength. Moreover, we numerically analyzed different factors contributing to the overall fiber birefringence, including geometrical birefringence induced by holes distribution and ellipticity of the inclusion as well as stress birefringence associated with thermal shrinkage of the doped glass.

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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
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2008
Published: November 19, 2008

Citation
Tadeusz Martynkien, Marcin Szpulak, Gabriela Statkiewicz-Barabach, Jacek Olszewski, Alicja Anuszkiewicz, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Kay Schuster, Jens Kobelke, Anka Schwuchow, Johannes Kirchhof, and Hartmut Bartelt, "Birefringence in microstructure fiber with elliptical GeO2 highly doped inclusion in the core," Opt. Lett. 33, 2764-2766 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-23-2764

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