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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2725–2731

Polarization Rotator Based on Soft Glass Photonic Crystal Fiber With Liquid Crystal Core

Mohamed Farhat O. Hameed and S. S. A. Obayya

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 18, pp. 2725-2731 (2011)

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A rigorous study of polarization rotation in a novel design of high-tunable polarization rotator based on soft glass photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is introduced and analyzed. The suggested PCF has a central hole infiltrated with nematic liquid crystal. At a wavelength of 1.55 μm, nearly 100% polarization conversion ratio is obtained, with a device length of 558 μm. The simulation results are evaluated using the full-vectorial finite-difference method along with the full-vectorial finite-difference beam propagation method.

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Mohamed Farhat O. Hameed and S. S. A. Obayya, "Polarization Rotator Based on Soft Glass Photonic Crystal Fiber With Liquid Crystal Core," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 2725-2731 (2011)

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