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Broadband measurement of dispersion in a two-mode birefringent holey fiber by spectral interferometric techniques
Author(s): P. Hlubina; D. Ciprian; M. Kadulova; G. Statkiewicz-Barabach; W. Urbanczyk
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of broadband dispersion measurement of a two-mode birefringent holey fiber (BHF). First, a spectral interferometric technique employing an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer with the fiber in the test arm is used for measuring the wavelength dependence of the group effective index of the fundamental mode supported by the fiber. Second, a spectral interferometric technique employing a tandem configuration of a Michelson interferometer and the BHF under test is used for measuring the group modal birefringence dispersion for two lowest-order linearly polarized (LP) modes supported by the BHF. The data measured over a broad spectral range are fitted to polynomials to obtain the dispersion of the phase modal birefringence for both LP modes. We reveal that the results are in agreement with a general model of birefringence in air-silica BHFs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7357, Photonic Crystal Fibers III, 73570A (20 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819253
Show Author Affiliations
P. Hlubina, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
D. Ciprian, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
M. Kadulova, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
G. Statkiewicz-Barabach, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
W. Urbanczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7357:
Photonic Crystal Fibers III
Kyriacos Kalli, Editor(s)

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