Introduction of birefringence into photonic crystal fibers

Jian Ju, Wei Jin, Yuanhong Yang

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Selective opening and closing of air-holes in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) are realized by using a femtosecond infrared laser and a CO2 laser. By heating/tapering the PCFs while pressurizing those opened holes, the birefringent properties of the PCFs can be modified. High birefringence of 3.6×10-4and 1.5×10-3were obtained by post-processing commercial LMA-10 and HC-1550-02 fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2011
Event21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201119 May 2011


Conference21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
CityOttawa, ON


  • birefringence
  • fiber taper
  • microstructure optical fiber
  • photonic crystal fiber
  • polarimetric sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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