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A fiberized highly birefringent glass micrometer-size ridge waveguide

A fiberized highly birefringent glass micrometer-size ridge waveguide
A fiberized highly birefringent glass micrometer-size ridge waveguide
We report the fabrication of a fiberized micrometer-size ridge waveguide using a sheet-stacking method. The fabrication conditions for maintaining the ridge geometry with micrometer dimensions were investigated and discussed. A loss of 3.9 dB/m was measured at 1.55 µm in the fiber ridge waveguide, showing no extra loss above the bulk loss of the glass. A high birefringence of 9.5 x 10-3 was measured in the waveguide at 1.55 µm which is close to the reported highest birefringence (1.1 x 10-2) in optical fibers. Fusion splicing was successfully employed to splice the fabricated waveguide to a conventional silica fiber with reasonable loss.
non-silica glass fiber, microstructured optical fiber, fiber design and fabrication
1068-5200
137-144
Shi, Jindan
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Feng, Xian
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Horak, Peter
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Poletti, Francesco
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Shi, Jindan
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Feng, Xian
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Horak, Peter
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Poletti, Francesco
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Shi, Jindan, Feng, Xian, Horak, Peter and Poletti, Francesco (2015) A fiberized highly birefringent glass micrometer-size ridge waveguide. Optical Fiber Technology, 23, 137-144. (doi:10.1016/j.yofte.2015.04.001).

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Abstract

We report the fabrication of a fiberized micrometer-size ridge waveguide using a sheet-stacking method. The fabrication conditions for maintaining the ridge geometry with micrometer dimensions were investigated and discussed. A loss of 3.9 dB/m was measured at 1.55 µm in the fiber ridge waveguide, showing no extra loss above the bulk loss of the glass. A high birefringence of 9.5 x 10-3 was measured in the waveguide at 1.55 µm which is close to the reported highest birefringence (1.1 x 10-2) in optical fibers. Fusion splicing was successfully employed to splice the fabricated waveguide to a conventional silica fiber with reasonable loss.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 April 2015
Published date: June 2015
Keywords: non-silica glass fiber, microstructured optical fiber, fiber design and fabrication
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 386322
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386322
ISSN: 1068-5200
PURE UUID: 0c40b200-6d0f-48f4-ba02-41d194446c01
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083

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Date deposited: 22 Jan 2016 16:14
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:47

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