Abstract

We propose the realization of single-polarization operation in highly birefringent photonic crystal fibers. The suppression of one of the polarization states is realized by introducing index-matched cladding defect waveguides. The leakage loss of the index-matched polarization state can be enhanced by nearly 4 orders of magnitude. In particular, polarization-dependent loss larger than 2.97dBm with transmission loss lower than 0.03dBm in a wavelength region ranging from 1.54to1.566μm can be realized in one such fiber.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Small-core silica holey fibers: nonlinearity and confinement loss trade-offs

Vittoria Finazzi, Tanya M. Monro, and David J. Richardson
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20(7) 1427-1436 (2003)

Holey optical fiber with circularly distributed holes analyzed by the radial effective-index method

Vipul Rastogi and Kin Seng Chiang
Opt. Lett. 28(24) 2449-2451 (2003)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription