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Polarization mode dispersion in birefringent microstructured fibers

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Author(s): Tomasz R. Wolinski | Piotr Lesiak | Katarzyna Szaniawska | Andrzej W. Domanski | Jan Wojcik

Journal: Optica Applicata
ISSN 0078-5466

Volume: 34;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 541;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: polarization mode dispersion | birefringent fibers | microstructured fibers

ABSTRACT
The possibility of compensation of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) by using highly birefringent (HB) fibers was proposed a few years ago. In this paper, we present our results of measurement of PMD value in a new type of birefringent microstructred fibers: photonic crystal fibers (PCF). Their low temperature sensitivity and simultaneously high longitudinal strain sensitivity make them possible to be used as PMD compensation components.

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