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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3363–3366

Structural polarization-rocking filters in highly birefringent microfibers

Wa Jin, Haifeng Xuan, and Wei Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3363-3366 (2014)

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We report the first fabrication, to our knowledge, of polarization-rocking filters in highly birefringent elliptical microfibers. A rocking filter was made by periodically heating/twisting a microfiber with an ellipticity of 0.7 and a diameter of 2.8μm along its major axis. Strong input polarization suppression of 20dB was achieved at a resonant wavelength of 1556.4nm with a device length of 3mm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2014
Published: June 2, 2014

Wa Jin, Haifeng Xuan, and Wei Jin, "Structural polarization-rocking filters in highly birefringent microfibers," Opt. Lett. 39, 3363-3366 (2014)

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