Abstract

We demonstrate a single-mode photonic crystal fiber that supports only one polarization state in a 220-nm-broad spectral region centered at 727 nm. The fiber has a mode-field diameter of 15.5μm and background losses of <15dBkm in the single-polarization region. To our knowledge, these are the broadest bandwidth and the largest mode size yet reported for a single-polarization fiber.

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[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

P. L. Chu and R. A. Sammut, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 650 (1984).

Albertsen, M.

Berkey, G.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Berkey, G. E.

Bjarklev, A.

Bonacinni, D.

Broeng, J.

Chen, X.

D. A. Nolan, G. E. Berkey, M. Li, X. Chen, W. A. Wood, and L. A. Zenteno, Opt. Lett. 29, 1855 (2004).
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D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Chu, P. L.

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Dalton, D. T.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Folkenberg, J. R.

Gray, S.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Hansen, K. P.

Jacobsen, C.

Jakobsen, C.

Kawanishi, S.

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 182 (2004).
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Koh, J.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Koyanagi, S.

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 182 (2004).
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Kubota, H.

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lai, Y.

Li, M.

D. A. Nolan, G. E. Berkey, M. Li, X. Chen, W. A. Wood, and L. A. Zenteno, Opt. Lett. 29, 1855 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Liu, Y. C.

McNeillie, F. C.

Messerly, M. J.

M. J. Messerly and J. R. Onstott, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 817 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Mortensen, N. A.

Nielsen, M. D.

Nolan, D.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Nolan, D. A.

Ohashi, M.

K. Tajima, M. Ohashi, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1499 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Onstott, J. R.

M. J. Messerly and J. R. Onstott, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 817 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Petersson, A.

Riis, E.

Sammut, R. A.

P. L. Chu and R. A. Sammut, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 650 (1984).

Sasaki, Y.

K. Tajima, M. Ohashi, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1499 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Simonsen, H.

Tajima, K.

K. Tajima, M. Ohashi, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1499 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, M.

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tennent, C.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Wang, J.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Wood, W.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Wood, W. A.

Yamaguchi, S.

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zenteno, L.

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

Zenteno, L. A.

Electron. Lett. (1)

M. D. Nielsen, N. A. Mortensen, and J. R. Folkenberg, Electron. Lett. 39, 1802 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 182 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

K. Tajima, M. Ohashi, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1499 (1989).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Messerly and J. R. Onstott, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 817 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. L. Chu and R. A. Sammut, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-2, 650 (1984).

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

D. T. Dalton, S. Gray, L. Zenteno, X. Chen, M. Li, D. Nolan, G. Berkey, J. Wang, J. Koh, W. Wood, and C. Tennent, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD4.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Scaled microscope image of the fiber. (b) Measured cross section of the near field of the mode (filled squares) at 635 nm, and a Gaussian fit (curve).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Transmission spectrum of the white-light source through the fast and slow axes of the fiber for bending radius R = 16 cm . (b) Spectral polarization oscillations obtained with the crossed polarizer technique for fiber length l = 322 mm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Attenuation spectra of the fast and the slow axes of the fiber at a bending radius of 16 cm. (b) Cutoff and macrobending edge as a function of 1 R 1 2 . Filled squares (open circles), fast (slow) axis of the fiber in Fig. 1. The solid curve is a guide to the eye. Filled triangles, a similar fiber without stress-applying parts; dashed curve, a fit through the origin.

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Δ n m = n core n clad = 1 2 n clad ( λ 2 Λ ) 2 .

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