21 October 2004 Nonlinear microstructured fibers with ultrahigh birefringence
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591085
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
Abstract
We present the fabrication and characterization of a microstructured fiber with ultrahigh birefringence. The fiber, consisting on a small elliptical core suspended from thin silica bridges, has been fabricated adapting the stack and draw method for microstructured fibers to the well known fabrication procedure for conventional elliptical core optical fibers. The ellipticity of the core and the air-hole array has been achieved by controlling the lateral tension between the preform and the jacketing tube. The group index birefringence has been measured using a frequency-domain modulated carrier method and a modal interferometer method. Both methods proved appropriate and showed consistent results. A group index birefringence higher than 7 x 10-3 is demonstrated, being this value higher than those reported to date.
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Arturo Ortigosa-Blanch, Antonio Diez, Martina Delgado-Pinar, Jose Luis Cruz Munoz, Miguel V. Andres, "Nonlinear microstructured fibers with ultrahigh birefringence", Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591085; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591085
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