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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 6098–6101

High birefringent rhombic-hole photonic crystal fibers

Bin Hu, Min Lu, Weinan Li, Kuaisheng Zou, Zhiguang Zhou, Aoxiang Lin, and Ning Li  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 31, pp. 6098-6101 (2010)

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High birefringence induced by rhombic air-hole photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) is numerically analyzed by using the finite-element method. The birefringence of a few kinds of PCFs was investigated with different parameters related to rhombic holes, including the rhombic-hole shape, size, and spacing. It was found that the birefringence of the proposed rhombic-hole PCF in this study is relatively larger than that of an elliptical-hole PCF with the same air-filling fraction ( f = 0.0375 ) when the ratio of the rhombic-hole diagonal length is equal to the elliptical-hole ellipticity.

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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: June 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2010
Published: October 27, 2010

Bin Hu, Min Lu, Weinan Li, Kuaisheng Zou, Zhiguang Zhou, Aoxiang Lin, and Ning Li, "High birefringent rhombic-hole photonic crystal fibers," Appl. Opt. 49, 6098-6101 (2010)

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