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Experimental investigation of birefringence of solid core polarization maintaining photonic crystal fibers
Author(s): Weiqian Duan; Yuanhong Yang; Xing Zhang; Miao Ye
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Paper Abstract

We characterized the temperature sensitivity of birefringence of typical solid core polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber (PM-PCF). Mainly the temperature dependence of birefringence is determined by two factors which are thermo-optic effects and thermal expansion. Numerical simulation with ANSYS and RSOFT show that the birefringence temperature susceptibility can be described as a polynomial function of Λ (distance between small holes) and zero temperature coefficient may be obtained at optimum Λ. A high precision birefringence measure setup was built and the birefringence of five PM-PCFs samples with different Λ were measured under different temperature. The experimental result agreed well with the simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8561, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications V, 85610J (30 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999724
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Weiqian Duan, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Yuanhong Yang, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Xing Zhang, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Miao Ye, BeiHang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8561:
Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications V
Brian Culshaw; Yanbiao Liao; Anbo Wang; Xiaoyi Bao; Xudong Fan, Editor(s)

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