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Dispersion measurements of the birefringent holey fiber by interferometric methods
Author(s): Petr Hlubina; Gabriela Statkiewicz; Tadeusz Martynkien; Waclaw Urbacyzk
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Paper Abstract

Different interferometric methods were used to measure the dispersion characteristics of a holey fiber, in which birefringence is induced by two large holes adjacent to the fiber core. Employing a lateral force method, we measured the spectral dependence of the phase modal birefringence for two lowest-order spatial modes. Using a wavelength scanning method and a technique of spectral-domain tandem interferometry, we measured the spectral dependence of the group modal birefringence for both spatial modes over two different wavelength ranges. The technique of spectral-domain tandem interferometry, which employs a white-light source, a polarizer, a tandem configuration of a Michelson interferometer and the optical fiber, an analyzer and a low-resolution spectrometer, was also used to measure the intermodal group dispersion. Two different group optical path differences between both spatial modes, which were X- or Y-polarized, were measured as a function of wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6180, Photonics, Devices, and Systems III, 618017 (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675720
Show Author Affiliations
Petr Hlubina, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Gabriela Statkiewicz, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Martynkien, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Waclaw Urbacyzk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6180:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems III
Pavel Tománek; Miroslav Hrabovský; Miroslav Miler; Dagmar Senderákova, Editor(s)

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