Highly birefringent silica microfiber

Yongmin Jung, Gilberto Brambilla, Kyunghwan Oh, David J. Richardson

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Abstract

A highly biréfringent silica microfiber was successfully developed by adiabatically tapering a lowbirefringence flat fiber at a low temperature. Owing to the high fiber cross-sectional ellipticity and the large refractive index contrast between silica and the surrounding air (δn = 0.45) the fiat microfiber provides an extremely high group birefringence (B = 5.3 X 10 -3 at 1550 nm). The ability to obtain high birefringence in optical microfibers offers new possibilities for polarization discrimination and control within microfiber devices, such as high-resolution optical sensors, resonators, and fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-380
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1

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lasers
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resonators
refractivity
high resolution
air
polarization

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Jung, Y., Brambilla, G., Oh, K., & Richardson, D. J. (2010). Highly birefringent silica microfiber. Optics Letters, 35(3), 378-380. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000378
Jung, Yongmin ; Brambilla, Gilberto ; Oh, Kyunghwan ; Richardson, David J. / Highly birefringent silica microfiber. In: Optics Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 378-380.
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Jung, Y, Brambilla, G, Oh, K & Richardson, DJ 2010, 'Highly birefringent silica microfiber', Optics Letters, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 378-380. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000378

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In: Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 3, 01.02.2010, p. 378-380.

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Jung Y, Brambilla G, Oh K, Richardson DJ. Highly birefringent silica microfiber. Optics Letters. 2010 Feb 1;35(3):378-380. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000378