Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Paye, Corey URN etd-05102001-130942 Title An Analysis of W-fibers and W-type Fiber Polarizers Degree Master of Science Department Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Stolen, Roger Hall Committee Chair Jacobs, Ira Committee Member Safaai-Jazi, Ahmad Committee Member Keywords
- fiber polarizers
- optical fibers
- fiber optics
Date of Defense 2001-04-27 Availability unrestricted AbstractOptical fibers provide the means for transmitting large amounts of data from one
place to another and are used in high precision sensors. It is important to have a good
understanding of the fundamental properties of these devices to continue to improve their
A specially type of optical fiber known as a W-fiber has some desirable properties
and unique characteristics not found in matched-cladding fibers. A properly designed W-
fiber supports a fundamental mode with a finite cutoff wavelength. At discrete
wavelengths longer than cutoff, the fundamental mode experiences large amounts of loss.
The mechanism for loss can be described in terms of interaction between the fiber™s
supermodes and the lossy interface at the fiber™s surface. Experiments and computer
simulations support this model of W-fibers.
The property of a finite cutoff wavelength can be used to develop various fiber
devices. Under consideration here is the fiber polarizer. The fiber polarizer produces an
output that is linearly polarized along one of the fiber™s principal axes. Some of the
polarizer properties can be understood from the study of W-fibers.
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