5 October 2009 Highly polarizing single-mode optical fiber for sensing applications
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Proceedings Volume 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 75034F (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837038
Event: 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2009, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract
We demonstrate a highly manufacturable, low-cost, compatible Single-Polarization Fiber (PZF), which offers the widest polarization bandwidth ever reported in commercial fibers, combined with superior polarization extinction ratio and performance consistency. The principle of the design is discussed in this paper and the full spectral attenuation results shown. We demonstrate the exceptional performance of the fiber for different fiber lengths and layouts. Experimental results show that the Single-Polarization fiber of this study exhibits a Polarization Extinction Ratio (PER) greater than 40dB, and a polarizing bandwidth wider than 200nm, measured on fiber lengths as short as four meters. In addition, PZF is designed with a circular mode field, which makes it low-loss and highly compatible with standard single mode fiber systems and devices.
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Chih-Hao Wang, Chih-Hao Wang, Bill Jacobsen, Bill Jacobsen, David Bolte, David Bolte, Paula Fournier, Paula Fournier, Jeffrey Mayfield, Jeffrey Mayfield, Abdel Soufiane, Abdel Soufiane, } "Highly polarizing single-mode optical fiber for sensing applications", Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75034F (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837038; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837038
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