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Measurement of chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in holey fibers by white-light spectral interferometric techniques
Author(s): M. Kadulová; P. Hlubina; D. Ciprian; T. Martynkien; P. Mergo; W. Urbańczyk
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Paper Abstract

We present two white-light spectral interferometric techniques for measurement of the chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in holey fibers over a broad spectral range (e.g. 500-1600 nm). First, a technique employing an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a fiber in the test arm is used to measure the wavelength dependence of the differential group effective index, or equivalently the chromatic dispersion of one polarization mode supported by the fiber. Second, a technique employing a tandem configuration of a Michelson interferometer and the optical fiber under test is used to measure the group modal birefringence in the fiber. From these measurements, the chromatic dispersion of the other polarization mode supported by the fiber is retrieved. We measured by these techniques the chromatic dispersion of polarization modes in three air-silica holey fibers and revealed the dependence of zero-dispersion wavelength on the geometry of the holey fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8073, Optical Sensors 2011; and Photonic Crystal Fibers V, 80732L (10 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886756
Show Author Affiliations
M. Kadulová, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
P. Hlubina, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
D. Ciprian, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
T. Martynkien, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Mergo, Univ. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej (Poland)
W. Urbańczyk, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8073:
Optical Sensors 2011; and Photonic Crystal Fibers V
Kyriacos Kalli; Francesco Baldini; Jiri Homola; Robert A. Lieberman, Editor(s)

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