Highly tunable birefringent microstructured optical fiber.

@article{Kerbage2002HighlyTB,
  title={Highly tunable birefringent microstructured optical fiber.},
  author={Charles Kerbage and Paul Steinvurzel and P Reyes and Paul S. Westbrook and Robert Windeler and Andrew Hale and Benjamin J. Eggleton},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={
          842-4
        }
}
We demonstrate a method for introducing and dynamically tuning birefringence in a microstructured optical fiber. Waveguide asymmetry in the fiber is obtained by selective filling of air holes with polymer, and tunability is achieved by temperature tuning of the polymer's index. The fiber is tapered such that the mode field expands into the cladding and efficiently overlaps the polymer that has been infused into the air holes, ensuring enhanced tunability and low splice loss. Experimental… CONTINUE READING

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