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Properties of Rectangular Polarizing and Polarization Maintaining Fiber
Author(s): J. R. Simpson; R. H. Stolen; W. Pleibel; A. J. Ritger; H. T. Shang
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Paper Abstract

Polarization maintaining fiber with a near rectangular cross section, made by preform deformation, has demonstrated extinction ratios for 5 meter lengths of 43 dB, h parameter values of 1.7x10-6 m-1 for 100 meter lengths and losses of 0.8 dB/km at 1.3 and 1.5ttm. Polarizing fiber with a W type index profile, also made by preform deformation, has demonstrated extinction ratios of greater than 30 dB in straight lengths as short as 5 cm. with orthogonal polarization cutoff wavelengths separated by 0.1μm and insertion loss of less than 3 dB. The rectangular shape of these fibers facilitates location of the principal axes and allows winding such that a principal axes can be aligned with the bending plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0719, Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937562
Show Author Affiliations
J. R. Simpson, AT&T Bell Labs (United States)
R. H. Stolen, AT&T Bell Labs (United States)
W. Pleibel, AT&T Bell Labs (United States)
A. J. Ritger, AT&T Bell Labs (United States)
H. T. Shang, AT&T Bell Labs (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0719:
Fiber Optic Gyros: 10th Anniversary Conf
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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