Abstract

A compact fiber polarizer is demonstrated by the filling of selected air holes of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with a liquid. The liquid-filling results in an asymmetric waveguide structure, leading to a large polarization dependent loss. A 6mm long ethanol-filled PCF exhibits a polarization extinction ratio of 18dB over a wavelength range from 1480nm to 1600nm.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematics showing the process of partial liquid-filling of air holes. (a) Cross-section of the PCF/SMF spliced joint with a lateral offset. (b) Side-view showing the liquid-filling process. (c) Cross-section of the partially liquid-filled PCF.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic diagram of the splicing process. (b) X-field and (c) Y-field views of a PCF/SMF spliced joint.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical microscopic images of cross section of (a) the unfilled PCF and (b) the partially filled PCF.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Model structure used in simulation. Red region is the ethanol-filled region. Mode field distribution of (b) X-polarization and (c) Y-polarization mode.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Loss spectra for various linearly polarized lights with different input polarization angles.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Polarization extinction ratios of the partial ethanol-filled polarizer at different temperatures.

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