Abstract

We report on a new and simple method for measuring the wavelength dependence of phase modal birefringence in a polarizationmaintaining fiber. The method is based on application of a lateral pointlike force on the fiber that causes strong coupling between polarization modes and utilizes their interference resolved as the channeled spectrum. The change of the phase retrieved from two recorded channeled spectra that are associated with the known displacement of coupling point is used to determine the phase modal birefringence as a function of wavelength. A windowed Fourier transform is applied to reconstruct precisely the phase change and the phase ambiguity is removed provided that we know the phase change of the spectral fringes at one specific wavelength. The measured wavelength dependence of phase modal birefringence is compared with that resulting from the group modal birefringence measurement.

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2006 (1)

2005 (1)

G. Statkiewicz, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Measurement of birefringence and its sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure and elongation in photonic bandgap hollow core fiber with residual core ellipticity," Opt. Commun. 255, 175-183 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

P. Hlubina, "White-light spectral interferometry to measure intermodal dispersion in two-mode elliptical-core optical fibers," Opt. Commun. 218, 283-289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. Gurov, P. Hlubina, and V. Chugunov, "Evaluation of the spectral modulated interferograms using a Fourier transform and the iterative phase locked loop method," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 122-130 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Hlubina, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Dispersion of group and phase modal birefringence in elliptical core fiber measured by white-light spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 11, 2793-2798 (2003).

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

1996 (1)

Y. J. Rao and D. A. Jackson, "Recent progress in fiber optic low-coherence interferometry," Meas. Sci. Technol. 7, 981-999 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1993 (1)

1985 (1)

1982 (1)

Bock, W. J.

Chugunov, V.

I. Gurov, P. Hlubina, and V. Chugunov, "Evaluation of the spectral modulated interferograms using a Fourier transform and the iterative phase locked loop method," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 122-130 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Flavin, D. A.

Gurov, I.

I. Gurov, P. Hlubina, and V. Chugunov, "Evaluation of the spectral modulated interferograms using a Fourier transform and the iterative phase locked loop method," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 122-130 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hlubina, P.

I. Gurov, P. Hlubina, and V. Chugunov, "Evaluation of the spectral modulated interferograms using a Fourier transform and the iterative phase locked loop method," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 122-130 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Hlubina, "White-light spectral interferometry to measure intermodal dispersion in two-mode elliptical-core optical fibers," Opt. Commun. 218, 283-289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Hlubina, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Dispersion of group and phase modal birefringence in elliptical core fiber measured by white-light spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 11, 2793-2798 (2003).

Jackson, D. A.

Y. J. Rao and D. A. Jackson, "Recent progress in fiber optic low-coherence interferometry," Meas. Sci. Technol. 7, 981-999 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jing, W.

Jones, J. D. C.

Khomenko, A. V.

Martynkien, T.

G. Statkiewicz, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Measurement of birefringence and its sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure and elongation in photonic bandgap hollow core fiber with residual core ellipticity," Opt. Commun. 255, 175-183 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Hlubina, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Dispersion of group and phase modal birefringence in elliptical core fiber measured by white-light spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 11, 2793-2798 (2003).

W. Urbańczyk, T. Martynkien, and W. J. Bock, "Dispersion effects in elliptical-core highly birefringent fibers," Appl. Opt. 40, 1911-1920 (2001).

McBride, R.

Noda, J.

Rao, Y. J.

Y. J. Rao and D. A. Jackson, "Recent progress in fiber optic low-coherence interferometry," Meas. Sci. Technol. 7, 981-999 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Rashleigh, S. C.

Shlyagin, M. G.

Statkiewicz, G.

G. Statkiewicz, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Measurement of birefringence and its sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure and elongation in photonic bandgap hollow core fiber with residual core ellipticity," Opt. Commun. 255, 175-183 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Takada, K.

Tang, F.

Tentori, D.

Ulrich, R.

Urbanczyk, W.

Wang, X.-Z.

Zhang, Y.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Meas. Sci. Technol. (2)

I. Gurov, P. Hlubina, and V. Chugunov, "Evaluation of the spectral modulated interferograms using a Fourier transform and the iterative phase locked loop method," Meas. Sci. Technol. 14, 122-130 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. J. Rao and D. A. Jackson, "Recent progress in fiber optic low-coherence interferometry," Meas. Sci. Technol. 7, 981-999 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

G. Statkiewicz, T. Martynkien, and W. Urbańczyk, "Measurement of birefringence and its sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure and elongation in photonic bandgap hollow core fiber with residual core ellipticity," Opt. Commun. 255, 175-183 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Hlubina, "White-light spectral interferometry to measure intermodal dispersion in two-mode elliptical-core optical fibers," Opt. Commun. 218, 283-289 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

P. Hlubina, J. Luňáček, D. Ciprian, and R. Chlebus, "Windowed Fourier transform applied in the wavelength domain to process the spectral interference signals," submitted.

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