Using a full-vector finite-element method, we calculate birefringence and dispersion in index-guiding photonic crystal fibers, also called holey fibers. Through real-model simulations the polarization-dependent dispersion in actual fiber structures is numerically demonstrated, for the first time to our knowledge. Furthermore the transverse-electric-field vector distributions in the fabricated holey fibers are also clarified for the two linearly polarized fundamental modes.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2003
Published: November 1, 2003
Masanori Koshiba and Kunimasa Saitoh, "Finite-element analysis of birefringence and dispersion properties in actual and idealized holey-fiber structures," Appl. Opt. 42, 6267-6275 (2003)