Ultracompact in-line broadband Mach-Zehnder interferometer using a composite leaky hollow-optical-fiber waveguide

Yongmin Jung, Sejin Lee, Byeong Ha Lee, Kyunghwan Oh

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We report on an ultracompact fiber optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) using a novel concatenated structure, single-mode-fiber (SMF)-hollow optical fiber (HOF)-SMF. An optimized air-hole size in the HOF provided two unique optical paths; the leaky waveguide modes through the central air hole and the radiation channel into the silica cladding, which enabled a compact MZI configuration with enhanced optical performances, such as high visibility, high temperature sensitivity, and wide dynamic range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2934-2936
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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