We demonstrate single-polarization (SP) operation in a birefringent all-solid hybrid microstructured fiber that has additional boron-doped stress-applying parts (SAPs). The stress from the SAPs is added to the stress from the highly germanium-doped high-index regions, and SP operation with more than a 25 nm bandwidth was achieved at the shorter wavelength edge of the second bandgap.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2009
Published: October 7, 2009
Ryuichiro Goto, Stuart D. Jackson, and Katsuhiro Takenaga, "Single-polarization operation in birefringent all-solid hybrid microstructured fiber with additional stress applying parts," Opt. Lett. 34, 3119-3121 (2009)