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Influence of the splicing on the birefrengence characteristics of the highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Su Juan; Xiaopeng Dong; Gan-bin Lin; Jiajian Hao; Zhidong Shi
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Paper Abstract

Influence of splicing the highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber (HB-PCF) with single mode fiber (SMF) under two different experimental conditions is studied in details. The result shows the birefringence of the HB-PCF can be either increased or decreased significantly, depending on the connection conditions of the HB-PCF end, which are classified as case I (the end is closely butted by another fiber) and case II (the end is in open air). From the experiment and theoretical analysis, it has shown that in case I the retardation change of the spliced section of HB-PCF with 0.2mm in length can be 3.2 times larger than the original value. However, in case II the retardation may be reduced to 72.12% of the original one. The obtained result is important for the design and fabrication of optical fiber devices and sensors based on HB-PCFs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7986, Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VII, 798619 (19 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.891042
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Su Juan, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Xiaopeng Dong, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Gan-bin Lin, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Jiajian Hao, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhidong Shi, Shanghai Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7986:
Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VII
Perry P. Shum, Editor(s)

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