We propose a novel hybrid multicore photonic crystal fiber in which the air holes between the cores are replaced with high-index rods. Using coupled mode theory and finite element method, we demonstrate that a spatially flat in-phase supermode can be achieved at the resonant wavelengths without mode shaping. Such a design is more robust to perturbations.
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Xiao-Hui Fang, Ming-Lie Hu, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, and Ching-Yue Wang, "Spatially Flat In-Phase Supermode in Multicore Hybrid Photonic Crystal Fiber," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 3428-3432 (2011)