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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3819–3821

In-fiber linear polarizer based on UV-inscribed 45° tilted grating in polarization maintaining fiber

Zhijun Yan, Kaiming Zhou, and Lin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3819-3821 (2012)

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We report an in-fiber linear polarizer structured by UV-inscribing a 45° tilted fiber grating (TFG) into polarization maintaining (PM) fiber along its principal axis. The polarization extinction ratio (PER) achieved by a 48 mm long 45° TFG has reached 46 dB at 1550 nm and the overall PER is >40dB over a 50 nm wavelength range. Such 45° TFG based polarizers have many advantages over conventional products, including low loss, low cost, simple fabrication process, and no physical modification to the fiber, thus offering high stability and capable of handling high power.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

Zhijun Yan, Kaiming Zhou, and Lin Zhang, "In-fiber linear polarizer based on UV-inscribed 45° tilted grating in polarization maintaining fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 3819-3821 (2012)

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