Abstract

We report the fabrication of the first spun holey optical fibre. Our experiments show that the complex air/glass transverse structure can be retained when the preform is spun during the fibre drawing process. Measurements of differential group delay (DGD) confirm that significant reductions in polarization mode dispersion (PMD) can be readily achieved using this approach.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

Eur. Conf. on Optical Commun. 2003 (1)

M. J. Li, X. Chen, and D. A. Nolan, �??Effect of residual stress on PMD of spun fibers,�?? in Proceedings of European Conference on Optical Communication, paper Th1.7.2, (2003), Rimini, Italy, Sept. 2003.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. Gisin, B. Gisin, J. P. Von der Weid and R. Passy, �??How accurately can one measure a statistical quantity like polarization-mode dispersion?,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1671-1673 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

OFC 2001 (1)

S. B. Libori, J. Broeng, E. Knudsen, A. Bjarklev and H. R. Simonsen, �??High-birefringent photonic crystal fiber,�?? in Proceedings of Opt. Fiber Comm. Conference, paper TuM2, Anheim, California, 17-22 Mar. 2001.

OFC 2002 (1)

X. Chen, M. J. Li and D. A. Nolan �??Analytical results for polarization mode dispersion of spun fibers,�?? in Proceedings of Opt. Fiber Comm. Conference, paper Thl1, Anheim, California, 17-22 Mar. 2002.

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. Ritari, T. Niemi, H. Ludvigsen, M. Wegmuller, N. Gisin, J.R. Folgenberg and A. Petterson, �??Polarization-mode dispersion of large-mode area photonic crystal fibers,�?? Opt. Commun. 226, 233-239 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (2)

A. C. Hart Jr., R. G. Huff, and K. L Walker, �??Method of making a fiber having low polarization mode dispersion due to a permanent spin,�?? U.S. patent 5, 298, 047 (1994).

D. Derickson, Fiber Optic Test and Measurement (Prentice-Hall, 1998).

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Scanning electron micrograph image of the fiber samples A,B,C.

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DGD of the samples A (up left), B (up right) and C (bottom left) as a function of wavelength. Bottom Right: Accuracy limitation of the measured PMD values

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Table 1. Parameters of the LMA HFs

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Table 2. Summary of PMD measurements with uncertainties

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Δ τ ( ω 1 , ω 2 ) 2 = 1 ω 2 ω 1 ω 1 ω 2 δ τ ( ω ) 2 .
Δ τ meas = Δτ ¯ ( 1 ± α Δτ ¯ Δ ω ) ,

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