We report on fabricated all-solid fibers which guide by a combination of bandgap and TIR mechanisms. The fibers show high birefringence and possess a dispersion characteristic similar to the pure bandgap guiding form.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
J. K. Lyngsø, B. J. Mangan, and P. J. Roberts, "Polarization Maintaining Hybrid TIR/Bandgap All-Solid Photonic Crystal Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThV1.
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