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Circularly polarizing fibers with a triple-lobe stress region
Yueyu Xiao, Jinkui Yan, Lei Peng, and Mingjue Tang
Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access Networks, [Shanghai University], Shanghai 200072, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2016, 14(11): pp.110606

DOI:10.3788/COL201614.110606
Topic:Fiber optics and optical communication
Keywords(OCIS Code): 060.2280  050.2770  

Abstract
A fiber structure with a circularly polarizing property is proposed. The fiber consists of a round core and a triple-lobe stress region in the cladding, which is compatible with single-mode fibers, and it can be fabricated using conventional metal chemical vapor deposition processes. By coating a layer with a high-refractive index, the twist pitch required for resonant coupling is increased to hundreds of micrometers, and the mature pit-in-jacket drawing technique can be used. The polarization filtering properties of the fabricated circularly polarizing fibers are measured experimentally, showing high distinction ratios in a broad frequency region.

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Received:2016/5/26
Accepted:2016/9/29
Posted online:2016/11/1

Get Citation: Yueyu Xiao, Jinkui Yan, Lei Peng, and Mingjue Tang, "Circularly polarizing fibers with a triple-lobe stress region," Chin. Opt. Lett. 14(11), 110606(2016)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61107075) and the Shanghai Leading Academic Disciplinary Project (No. S30108).



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