We taper a 90% air-fill, air core, photonic crystal fiber and observe a multitude of partial band gaps along the taper length. We simulate this geometry with the FDTD and plane wave expansion methods.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
P. P. Domachuk, A. Chapman, E. Mägi, M. J. Steel, and B. J. Eggleton, "Tapered High-Fill Photonic Crystal Fiber," 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 CTuD3.