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Theoretical and experimental analysis of the birefringence in embedded-core hollow optical fibers
Author(s): Chunying Guan; Xiaozhong Tian; Di Gao; Fengjun Tian; Jinhui Shi; Libo Yuan
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Paper Abstract

We propose a novel embedded-core hollow optical fiber composed of a central circular air hole and a semi-elliptical core embedded in an annular cladding. Both the phase birefringence and group birefringence are investigated based on the finite element method (FEM). The embedded-core hollow optical fiber has polarization-preserving properties. The birefringence magnitude of the proposed fibers is the same order as that of the side-hole optical fiber. The theoretical results reveal that the birefringence of embedded-core hollow optical fibers can reach the order of 10-4. The group birefringence of the fiber is obtained by using the wavelength scanning technique and can reach 4.7×10-5. The measurement results are basically consistent with the theoretical simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84218W (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.970635
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Chunying Guan, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Xiaozhong Tian, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Di Gao, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Fengjun Tian, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Jinhui Shi, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Libo Yuan, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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