Abstract

Biconical fiber tapers with asymmetric, micron-wide cross-sections were etched from standard single-mode fibers by hydrofluoric acid microdroplets. The tapers showed record-high group birefringences of BG~0.017 and insertion losses < 0.7 dB.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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