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Dispersion measurements of a birefrigent holey fiber using white-light spectral interferometry
Author(s): D. Ciprian; P. Hlubina; J. Trojková
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Paper Abstract

We present white-light spectral interferometric techniques for measuring dispersion characteristics of a birefringent holey fiber supporting two lowest-order linearly polarized (LP) spatial modes. The first technique utilizes a low-resolution spectrometer at the output of a tandem configuration of a Michelson interferometer and the holey fiber to measure the equalization wavelength as a function of the optical path di.erence adjusted in the interferometer. Thus we measured the dispersion of the group modal birefringence for the LP01 and even LP11 spatial modes and the intermodal group dispersion for two orthogonal polarizations of the LP modes. We present also a new technique for measuring the differential group refractive index dispersion of the holey fiber which is inserted in one of the arms of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The technique is based on measuring the equalization wavelength as a function of the displacement of the interferometer mirror from the reference position, which corresponds to a balanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6609, 15th Czech-Polish-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 66090W (12 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739661
Show Author Affiliations
D. Ciprian, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
P. Hlubina, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
J. Trojková, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6609:
15th Czech-Polish-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics

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