By Topic

High-birefringence polarizing fiber with flat cladding

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Okamoto, K. ; NTT Public Corporation, Tokai, Ibaraki-ken, Japan ; Hosaka, T. ; Noda, J.

This paper presents the theoretical and experimental investigations on polarization characteristics of PANDA fiber with flat cladding. It is theoretically shown that the modal birefringence in the flat-clad fiber is almost the same as that in the circular-clad fiber. The flat-clad PANDA fiber has been fabricated by grinding off the preform cladding on the opposite faces and then drawing with a low furnace temperature. The modal birefringence of the fiber is B = 5.9 \times 10^{-4} and the separation of the bending loss edges for the two polarization modes is \Delta \upsilon = 0.51 in the normalized frequency. The polarizing region can be tuned from 1.3 to 1.56 μm by varying the fiber-bending diameter from 3.5 to 4.5 cm. A 1.5-m length of polarizing fiber exhibits extinction ratios of 44.9 and 44.4 dB with insertion losses for the guided mode of 0.25 and 0.41 dB at 1.3 and 1.56 μm, respectively.

Published in:

Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 4 )