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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2461–2464

Coupling between optical fibers with left-handed materials

Lu Fa Shen and Zi Hua Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2461-2464 (2007)

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The coupling between optical fibers with left-handed materials is analyzed in this paper. First, we obtain new coupled-wave equations and define new relevant coupling coefficients by using Maxwell’s equations. Second, the coupling between two identical fibers with the same left-handed material as the core and the same right-handed material as the common cladding is discussed. The coupling coefficient for TE 01 mode is calculated. The coupling coefficient versus distance of two fibers with different normalized frequencies is plotted. Through comparing these curves, some new coupling characteristics between fibers including left-handed materials are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2007
Published: August 29, 2007

Lu Fa Shen and Zi Hua Wang, "Coupling between optical fibers with left-handed materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2461-2464 (2007)

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