OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2009
  • pp: 4038–4043

Holey fiber design for single-polarization single-mode guidance

Dora Juan Juan Hu, Ping Shum, Chao Lu, Xia Yu, Guanghui Wang, and Guobin Ren  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 20, pp. 4038-4043 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (909 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M.-J. Li, X. Chen, D. A. Nolan, G. E. Berkey, J. Wang, W. A. Wood, and L. A. Zenteno, “High bandwidth single polarization fiber with elliptical central air hole,” J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 3454-3460 (2005). [CrossRef]
  2. T. Okoshi and K. Oyamada, “Single-polarization single-mode optical fiber with refractive-index pits on both sides of the core,” Electron. Lett. 16, 712-713 (1980). [CrossRef]
  3. J. R. Simpson, R. H. Stolen, F. M. Sears, W. Pleibel, J. B. MacChesney, and R. E. Howard, “A single-polarization fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 1, 370-374 (1983). [CrossRef]
  4. K. S. Chiang, “Stress-induced birefringence fibers designed for single-polarization single-mode operation,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 436-441 (1989). [CrossRef]
  5. K. Tajima, M. Ohashi, and Y. Sasaki, “A new single-polarization optical fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1499-1503 (1989). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Furukawa, T. Fujimoto, and T. Hinata, “Propagation characteristics of a single-polarization optical fiber with an elliptic core and triple-clad,” J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 1307-1312 (2003). [CrossRef]
  7. T. A. Birks, C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, “Endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Lett. 22, 961-963 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, “Anomalous dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807-809 (2000). [CrossRef]
  9. K. Suzuki, H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, M. Tanaka, and M. Fujita, “Optical properties of a low-loss polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Express 9, 676-680 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. T. P. Hansen, J. Broeng, S. E. B. Libori, E. Knudsen, A. Bjarklev, J. R. Jensen, and H. Simonsen, “Highly birefringent index-guiding photonic crystal fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 588-590 (2001). [CrossRef]
  11. M. J. Steel, T. P. White, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, and L. C. Botten, “Symmetry and degeneracy in microstructured optical fibers,” Opt. Lett. 26, 488-490 (2001). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Szpulak, J. Olszewski, T. Martynkien, W. Urbanńczyk, and J. Wojcik, “Polarizing photonic crystal fibers with wide operation range,” Opt. Commun. 239, 91-97 (2004).
  13. K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, “Single-polarization single-mode photonic crystal fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1384-1386 (2003). [CrossRef]
  14. H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, S. Koyanagi, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, “Absolutely single polarization photonic crystal fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 182-184 (2004). [CrossRef]
  15. J. R. Folkenberg, M. D. Nielsen, and C. Jakobsen, “Broadband single-polarization photonic crystal fiber,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1446-1448 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. J. Ju, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, “Design of single-polarization single-mode photonic crystal fiber at 1.30 and 1.55 μm,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 825-830(2006). [CrossRef]
  17. F. Zhang, M. Zhang, X. Liu, and P. Ye, “Design of wideband single-polarization single-mode photonic crystal fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 1184-1189 (2007). [CrossRef]
  18. A. Argyros and N. Issa, “Microstructured optical fiber for single-polarization air guidance,” Opt. Lett. 29, 20-22 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. M. Szpulak, T. Martynkien, J. Olszewski, W. Urbanńczyk, T. Nasilowski, F. Berghmans, and H. Thienpont, “Single-polarization single-mode photonic band gap fiber,” Acta Phys. Pol. A 111, 239-245 (2007).
  20. K. K. Y. Lee, Y. Avniel, and S. G. Johnson, “Design strategies and rigorous conditions for single-polarization single-mode waveguides,” Opt. Express 16, 15170-15184 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. M. Eguchi and Y. Tsuji, “Single-mode single-polarization holey fiber using anisotropic fundamental space-filling mode,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2112-2114 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. M. Eguchi and Y. Tsuji, “Design of single-polarization elliptical-hole core circular-hole holey fibers with zero dispersion at 1.55 μm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1690-1701 (2008). [CrossRef]
  23. J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, “All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1547-1549 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. D. Marcuse, “Influence of curvature on the losses of doubly clad fibers,” Appl. Opt. 21, 4208-4213 (1982). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited