Abstract

We report on the fabrication and characterization of a polarization-maintaining multicore fiber. The fiber has 98 aligned cores, each with a birefringence of 2.3×104. The beat length, polarization extinction ratio, and polarization orientation are characterized.

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J. Noda, K. Okamoto, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 1071 (1986).
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W. Eickhoff and O. Krumpholz, Electron. Lett. 12, 405 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1961 (1)

B. I. Hirschowitz, Lancet 277, 1074 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Andresen, E. R.

Armand, P.

Barthélémy, A.

Benoist, J.

Bouwmans, G.

Delaney, P.

A. Polglase, W. McLaren, S. Skinner, R. Kiesslich, M. Neurath, and P. Delaney, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 62, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

Dunsby, C.

Eickhoff, W.

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French, P. M.

Hirschowitz, B. I.

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Kiesslich, R.

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Knight, J. C.

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Mansuryan, T.

McLaren, W.

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Monneret, S.

Neil, M. A.

Neurath, M.

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Noda, J.

J. Noda, K. Okamoto, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 1071 (1986).
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Okamoto, K.

J. Noda, K. Okamoto, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 1071 (1986).
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Paterson, C.

Polglase, A.

A. Polglase, W. McLaren, S. Skinner, R. Kiesslich, M. Neurath, and P. Delaney, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 62, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Quiquempois, Y.

Rigaud, Ph.

Rigneault, H.

Sasaki, Y.

Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 1139 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Noda, K. Okamoto, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 1071 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Skinner, S.

A. Polglase, W. McLaren, S. Skinner, R. Kiesslich, M. Neurath, and P. Delaney, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 62, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Thompson, A. J.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Xiong, C.

Electron. Lett. (1)

W. Eickhoff and O. Krumpholz, Electron. Lett. 12, 405 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (1)

A. Polglase, W. McLaren, S. Skinner, R. Kiesslich, M. Neurath, and P. Delaney, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 62, 686 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

J. Noda, K. Okamoto, and Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 1071 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Y. Sasaki, J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 1139 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Lancet (1)

B. I. Hirschowitz, Lancet 277, 1074 (1961).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

J. C. Knight, Nature 424, 847 (2003).
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Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Optical micrograph of the HiBi multicore fiber. The white regions are germanium doped silica cores and the black regions are boron doped silica SAPs. The outer diameter of the fiber is 230 μm, the cores are 2 μm in diameter and set on a 16 μm × 14 μm grid. The diameter of each stress applying region is 7 μm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic diagram showing core notation for the ninety eight core fiber. The locations of germanium doped cores are shown in gray and identified by a letter and number, boron doped regions are indicated in black.

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Table 1. Polarization Orientation and Extinction Ratio

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B = λ L b = 2.3 × 10 4
PER = 10 log ( P max / P min ) ,

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