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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 449–452

Bragg scattering from an obliquely illuminated photonic crystal fiber

Jonathan C. Knight, Tim A. Birks, Philip St. J. Russell, and John G. Rarity  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 449-452 (1998)

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Scattering at visible frequencies from a two-dimensional silica/air photonic crystal material in the form of a fine fiber reveals the hexagonal crystal structure of the material. Oblique illumination allows the observation of first-order Bragg conditions even for a crystal structure with a pitch several times the wavelength of light. These scattering measurements demonstrate the feasibility of a low-loss waveguide based on photonic bandgap effects.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

Original Manuscript: March 24, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 1997
Published: January 20, 1998

Jonathan C. Knight, Tim A. Birks, Philip St. J. Russell, and John G. Rarity, "Bragg scattering from an obliquely illuminated photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Opt. 37, 449-452 (1998)

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