Abstract

This paper gives the propagation characteristics of a single-polarization optical fiber with an elliptic core and triple-clad. This fiber is designed so as to satisfy the zero total dispersion at the operating wavelength of 1.55 µm in the single-polarization region. Thus far, we had studied the n propagation characteristics of single-polarization optical fibers with pits between an elliptic core and the outer cladding (Type-1 in Fig. 1) and with pits alongside the major axis of an elliptic core (Type-2 in Fig. 1). In this paper,it is found that a single-polarization optical fiber with an elliptic core and triple-clad has better propagation characteristics compared with Type-1 and Type-2. When the relative index difference between the core and the outer cladding is 0.5%, the main comparison results are as follows: 1) The minimum wavelength sensitivity of the total dispersion can be reduced by approximately 1/3 of those for Type-1 and Type-2, and 2) the single-polarization bandwidth is 2.2 times larger than those of Type-1 and Type-2.

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J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

T. Hinata, S. Furukawa, N. Namatame and S. Nakajima, "A single-polarization optical fiber of hollow pit type with zero total dispersion at wavelength of 1.55 µm", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 12, pp. 1921-1925, Nov. 1994.

T. Hosono, T. Hinata and H. Yoshikawa, "Polarization-maintaining optical fibers with hollow circular pits", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 4, pp. 1609-1616, Nov. 1986.

M. J. Messerly, J. R. Onstott and R. C. Mikkelson, "A broad-band single polarization optical fiber", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 9, pp. 817-820, July 1991.

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R. B. Dyott, Elliptical Fiber Waveguides, London: U.K.: Artech House, 1995.

H. Etzkorn and W. E. Heinlein, "Low-dispersion single-mode silica fiber with undoped core and three F-doped claddings", Electron. Lett., vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 423-424, 1984.

T. Ibaraki, T. Hinata, T. Hosono and S. Furukawa, "A design method of single-mode fibers with the low dispersion for the wide bandwidth including the wavelength of 1.55 µm", in Inst. Elect. Eng. Tech. Rep. Japan, 1988.

C. Yeh, "Elliptical dielectric waveguide", J. Appl. Phys., vol. 33, pp. 3235-3243, 1962.

M. J. Adams, An Introduction to Optical Waveguides, New York: Wiley, 1981.

Z. Krasinski, T. Hinata, S. Yamashita and A. Majewski, "Analysis of highly-birefringent fibers with hollow layer outside an elliptical core", Trans. IEICE Japan, vol. E78-C, no. 1, pp. 111-116, Jan. 1995.

S. Furukawa, T. Tuneki, T. Hinata and T. Hosono, "Propagation characteristics of an optical fiber with pits outside an elliptical core", in Inst. Elect. Eng. Tech. Rep. Japan, 1996.

S. Furukawa, M. Shinohara, T. Hinata and T. Hosono, "Propagation characteristics of an optical fiber with pits alongside the major axis of elliptic core", in Inst. Elect. Eng. Tech. Rep. Japan, 1997, EMT-97-54.

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