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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1983
  • pp: 656–658

Birefringent-fiber polarization coupler

R. C. Youngquist, J. L. Brooks, and H. J. Shaw  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. 656-658 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.8.000656


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Abstract

Periodically stressing a birefringent fiber once per beat length can cause coherent coupling to occur between polarization modes. Such a birefringent-fiber polarization coupler is described here. More than 30 dB of power transfer between polarizations has been achieved. The device has been used as the output coupler of an in-line Mach–Zehnder interferometer, and better than 25-dB on/off extinction has been measured. The device is wavelength selective and can be used as a multiplexer or as a notch filter. A notch of 9-nm full width at half-maximum has been achieved with a 60-period comb structure.

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R. C. Youngquist, J. L. Brooks, and H. J. Shaw, "Birefringent-fiber polarization coupler," Opt. Lett. 8, 656-658 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-8-12-656

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