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Measurement of group birefringence and dispersion of polarisation maintaining erbium-doped silica fibre

B.Deutsch, T.Rummel, W.E.Heinlein
Universitat Kaiserlautern, Lehrstuhl fur Theoretische Elektrotechnik und Optische Nachrichtentechnik, Postfach 3049, D-6750 Kaiserslautern, Germany

D.J.Richardson
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

Abstract

The group birefringence and chromatic dispersion of a polarisation maintaining bow-tie erbium-doped silica fibre have been measured in the wavelength range 1.2-1.68μm by an interferometric measurement technique without any polarisers. The group birefringence is lower than that of a conventional bow-tie fibre and the zero dispersion wavelengths of the cwo polarisation modes are shifted to 1.613 and 1.630 μm.


Electronics Letters (1992) Vol.28(23) pp.2140-2141

doi: 10.1049/el:19921373

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