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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 319–324

Guided modes in chiral fibers

Yusheng Cao, Junqing Li, and Qiyao Su  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 319-324 (2011)

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With the various forms of constitutive relations for chiral media integratedly considered, the modal theory is developed for chiral fibers where both the core and cladding are dielectrically chiral. The important role of the wave impedance in the analysis of chiral fibers is pointed out. Analytical and numerical results show that circularly polarized modes could be supported by a properly designed chiral fiber and the chirality in the core and cladding affect the waveguide dispersion in quite different ways.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2010
Published: January 28, 2011

Yusheng Cao, Junqing Li, and Qiyao Su, "Guided modes in chiral fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 319-324 (2011)

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