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Measurement of the chromatic dispersion in birefringent microstructured fibers by spectral interferometry
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Paper Abstract

We present an application of the interferometric method for measuring the chromatic dispersion of microstructured birefringent fibers in a wide wavelength range employing a portable spectrometer with resolution of 0.5 nm. The method utilizes an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a tested fiber in one arm and the other arm with a controllable path length. We recorded a series of spectral signals to find the length of the reference arm (with compensated group delay coming from the tested fiber) as a function of wavelength. We also present the results of dispersion measurements in three highly birefringent microstructured fibers manufactured by the Laboratory of Optical Fiber Technology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7120, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2008, 71200B (13 June 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804513
Show Author Affiliations
G. Statkiewicz-Barabach, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Van Hoeken, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Kingston Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Mikolajczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
W. Urbanczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7120:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2008

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