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First realization of a birefringent flat-top single-mode fiber
Author(s): C. Valentin; P. Gouriou; F. Scol; B. Sevigny; Y. Quiquempois; L. Bigot; R. Habert; A. Cassez; O. Vanvincq; E. Hugonnot; G. Bouwmans
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Paper Abstract

We report on the first polarization maintaining single-mode fiber that delivers a flat-top intensity profile at 1050 nm. A high quality fundamental flat mode was obtained. We showed that our fiber can be considered as single-mode in practice with low confinement losses. Its birefringence was measured to be 0.6x10-4, and the PER was measured at more than 20 dB even for a 20 m fiber long. Strategies to enhance this birefringence preserving the flat top profile and the singlemode behaviour as well are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9886, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 988615 (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227616
Show Author Affiliations
C. Valentin, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
P. Gouriou, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
Ctr. d’Etudes Scientifique et Technique d’Aquitaine (France)
F. Scol, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
Ctr. d’Etudes Scientifique et Technique d’Aquitaine (France)
B. Sevigny, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
Y. Quiquempois, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
L. Bigot, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
R. Habert, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
A. Cassez, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
O. Vanvincq, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)
E. Hugonnot, Ctr. d’Etudes Scientifique et Technique d’Aquitaine (France)
G. Bouwmans, PhLAM - Physique des lasers Atomes et Molécules, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9886:
Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
Kyriacos Kalli; Alexis Mendez, Editor(s)

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