Abstract

A novel design of single polarization fiber is presented. The structure of the fiber comprises an elliptical central air hole with depressed cladding surrounding the core. Parameters that affect the performance of the single polarization fiber in terms of the location of the single polarization operating window and single polarization bandwidth are analyzed. The analysis results in the identification of a fiber design that can yield a single polarization bandwidth as high as 240 nm around 1550 nm.

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D. A. Nolan, G. E. Berkey, M.-J. Li, X. Chen, W. A. Wood and L. A. Zenteno, "Single-polarization fiber with a high extinction ratio", Opt. Lett., vol. 29, no. 16, pp. 1855-1857, 2004.

D. T. Walton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M.-J. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood and C. Tennent, "High power, linearly polarized Yb-doped fiber laser", presented at the Advanced Solid State Photonics, Santa Fe, NM, Washington, DC, Paper PD-4, 2004.

S. Furukawa, T. Fujimoto and T. Hinata, "Propagation characteristics of a single polarization optical fiber with an elliptical core and triple-clad", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 1307-1312, May 2003.

J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney and R. E. Howard, "A single polarization fiber", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. LT-1, no. 2, pp. 370-373, 1983.

H. Suganuma, T. Myogadani and H. Yokota, "Characterization of side-tunnel single polarization optical fiber", in Proc. Eur. Conf. Optical Communications, Venice, Italy, 1985, pp. 139-142.

M. J. Messerly, J. R. Onstott and R. C. Mikkelson, "A broad-band single polarization optical fiber", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 817-820, Jul. 1991.

T. Okoshi, K. Oyamada, M. Nishimura and H. Yokota, "Side-tunnel fibre: An approach to polarization-maintaining optical waveguiding scheme", Electron. Lett., vol. 18, no. 19, pp. 824-826, 1982.

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka and S. Yamaguchi, "Absolutely single polarization photonic crystal fiber", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 182-184, Jan. 2004.

I.-K. Hwang and Y.-H. Lee, "High birefringence in elliptical hollow optical fiber", Opt. Express, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 1916-1923, 2004.

J. Jin, The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics, 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 2002.

B. M. A. Rahman and J. B. Davies, "Penalty function improvement of waveguide solution by finite elements", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. MTT-32, no. 8, pp. 922-928, Aug. 1984.

M. Onishi, Y. Koyano, M. Shigematsu, H. Kanamori and M. Nishimura, "Dispersion compensating fibre with a high figure of merit of 250 ps/nm/dB", Electron. Lett., vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 161-163, 1994.

B. Edvold and L. Grüner-Nielsen, "New technique for reducing the splice loss to dispersion compensating fiber", presented at the 22nd Eur. Conf. Optical Communication (ECOC), Oslo, Norway,TuP.07,.

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