Fabrication induced lattice imperfections in photonic crystal fibers are shown through numerical simulations to significantly change the coupling length of a two-core structure while confinement loss and dispersion of a typical fiber are more robust.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
K. P. Reichenbach and C. Xu, "Analysis of the Effects of Lattice Irregularity in Photonic Crystal Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuD1.
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