Abstract

A fiber polarizer has been made using an etched D-shaped fiber coated with indium. For a 39-dB extinction ratio, 0.2-dB loss has been obtained. An analysis shows that the effect of coupling between the polarized modes within the polarizer is to produce a saturation in the observed extinction ratio beyond a critical length.

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1986 (1)

1983 (2)

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[CrossRef]

T. Hosaka, K. Okamoto, T. Edahiro, Opt. Lett. 8, 124 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1982 (1)

R. B. Dyott, P. F. Schrank, Electron. Lett. 18, 980 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1980 (2)

Abebe, M.

C. A. Villarruel, M. Abebe, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, in Digest of the Seventh Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984).

Bergh, R. A.

Birch, R. D.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Burns, W. K.

C. A. Villarruel, M. Abebe, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, in Digest of the Seventh Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984).

Chang, C. L.

Dyott, R. B.

R. B. Dyott, P. F. Schrank, Electron. Lett. 18, 980 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Edahiro, T.

Eickhoff, W.

W. Eickhoff, Electron. Lett. 16, 762 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Feth, J. R.

Gruchmann, D.

D. Gruchmann, K. Petermann, L. Standigel, E. Weidel, in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Optical Communication (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983, pp. 305–308.

Hosaka, T.

Lefevre, H. C.

Moeller, R. P.

C. A. Villarruel, M. Abebe, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, in Digest of the Seventh Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984).

Okamoto, K.

Payne, D. N.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Petermann, K.

D. Gruchmann, K. Petermann, L. Standigel, E. Weidel, in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Optical Communication (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983, pp. 305–308.

Schrank, P. F.

R. B. Dyott, P. F. Schrank, Electron. Lett. 18, 980 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

Standigel, L.

D. Gruchmann, K. Petermann, L. Standigel, E. Weidel, in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Optical Communication (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983, pp. 305–308.

Tarbox, E. J.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Varnham, M. P.

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Villarruel, C. A.

C. A. Villarruel, M. Abebe, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, in Digest of the Seventh Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984).

Weidel, E.

D. Gruchmann, K. Petermann, L. Standigel, E. Weidel, in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Optical Communication (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983, pp. 305–308.

Electron. Lett. (3)

W. Eickhoff, Electron. Lett. 16, 762 (1980).
[CrossRef]

M. P. Varnham, D. N. Payne, R. D. Birch, E. J. Tarbox, Electron. Lett. 19, 246 (1983).
[CrossRef]

R. B. Dyott, P. F. Schrank, Electron. Lett. 18, 980 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

C. A. Villarruel, M. Abebe, W. K. Burns, R. P. Moeller, in Digest of the Seventh Topical Meeting on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984).

D. Gruchmann, K. Petermann, L. Standigel, E. Weidel, in Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Optical Communication (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1983, pp. 305–308.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of D-fiber polarizer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Theoretical variation of suppression ratio with polarizer length for various values of αe and αt.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured suppression ratio of an indium-coated D-fiber polarizer.

Equations (18)

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P e ( z ) = P i exp ( - α e z ) .
P o ( z ) = P i exp ( - α t z ) .
Δ P e ( z ) = P i exp ( - α t z )             [ 1 - exp ( - α t d z ) ] .
Δ P e ( L ) = P i exp [ - α t z - α e ( L - z ) ]             [ 1 - exp ( - α t d z ) ] .
exp ( - α t d z ) = 1 - α t d z .
Δ P e ( L ) = α t P i exp [ - α e L + ( α e - α t ) z ] d z .
P T = α t P i exp ( - α e L ) 0 L exp ( α e - α t ) z d z = [ α t / ( α e - α t ) ] P i exp ( - α e L ) { exp [ ( α e - α t ) L ] - 1 } .
P e ( L ) = P i exp ( - α e L )             [ α e α t ) .
P E = P e ( L ) + P T .
P E P i exp ( - α e L ) + ( α t / α e ) P i [ 1 - exp ( - α e L ) ] .
P o ( L ) = P i exp ( - α t L ) .
P E / P o ( L ) = exp ( - α e L ) + ( α t / α e ) × exp ( α t L ) [ 1 - exp ( α e L ) ] .
S = P o ( L ) / P E .
exp ( - α e L ) = ( α t / α e ) exp ( α t L ) [ 1 - exp ( - α e L ) ] .
1 - exp ( - α e L ) 1 ,
exp [ ( α e + α t ) L = α e / α t ;
L = ( 1 / α e ) ln ( α e / α t ) ,
S sat α e / α t .

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