26 May 2011 Broad spectral range measurement of chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in holey fibers using spectral interferometry
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Abstract
Chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in holey fibers is measured over a broad spectral range (e.g. 500-1600 nm) using two white-light spectral interferometric techniques. First, a technique employing an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a fiber in the test arm is used to measure the wavelength dependence of the differential group effective index, or equivalently the chromatic dispersion of one polarization mode supported by the fiber. Second, a technique employing a tandem configuration of a Michelson interferometer and the optical fiber under test is used to measure the group modal birefringence in the fiber. From these measurements, the chromatic dispersion of the other polarization mode supported by the fiber is retrieved. We measured by these techniques the chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in four air-silica holey fibers and revealed the dependence of zero-dispersion wavelength on the geometry of the holey fiber.
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P. Hlubina, P. Hlubina, D. Ciprian, D. Ciprian, T. Martynkien, T. Martynkien, P. Mergo, P. Mergo, W. Urbańczyk, W. Urbańczyk, } "Broad spectral range measurement of chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in holey fibers using spectral interferometry", Proc. SPIE 8082, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VII, 80820T (26 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889405; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.889405
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