We propose a holey fiber design to achieve single-polarization single-mode (SPSM) guidance. The photonic crystal fiber (PCF) has a triangular-lattice with elliptical airholes in the microstructured cladding and circular airholes in the core. The SPSM guidance can be obtained by designing the PCF structure such that the fundamental space-filling mode (FSM) of the core region is positioned between the indices of the two nondegenerate orthogonally polarized FSMs of the microstructured cladding.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2009
Published: July 9, 2009
Dora Juan Juan Hu, Ping Shum, Chao Lu, Xia Yu, Guanghui Wang, and Guobin Ren, "Holey fiber design for single-polarization single-mode guidance," Appl. Opt. 48, 4038-4043 (2009)