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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1029–1036

Electromagnetic interpretation of the quarter-wave stack condition by means of the phase calculation in Bragg fibers

Jun-Ichi Sakai  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 1029-1036 (2006)

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This paper presents an expression for the eigenvalue equation and fields in a Bragg fiber by calculating the phase change that is based on geometrical optics. The quarter-wave stack condition makes it possible to consider that the Bragg fiber has approximately no cladding from the electromagnetic point of view, despite the fact that the Bragg fiber has a periodic cladding. As a result, its eigenvalue equation can be represented in terms of the zeros of Bessel functions and only the core parameters, for a specific case. The eigenvalue equations for HE and EH modes in the Bragg fiber have a formal equivalence to those for TE and TM modes, respectively, in the circular metallic waveguide. Results obtained are in agreement, under a specific limit, with those derived by an asymptotic expansion method.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2005

Jun-ichi Sakai, "Electromagnetic interpretation of the quarter-wave stack condition by means of the phase calculation in Bragg fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1029-1036 (2006)

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