Ultrahigh-birefringent squeezed lattice photonic crystal fiber with rotated elliptical air holes

F Beltran-Mejia, G Chesini, E Silvestre, A K George, J C Knight, C M B Cordeiro

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Abstract

We report an experimental realization of a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber as a result of compressing a regular hexagonal structure. The experimental measurements estimate a group birefringence of approximately 5.5 X 10(-3) at 1550 nm in good agreement with the numerical results. We study the influence of compressing the regular structure at different directions and magnifications, obtaining a method to realistically enhance the phase birefringence while moderating the group birefringence. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-546
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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