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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. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2640–2646

Hybrid guiding in liquid-crystal photonic crystal fibers

J. Sun and C. C. Chan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 2640-2646 (2007)

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A hybrid guiding liquid-crystal photonic crystal fiber is proposed, in which two polarization components ( E x and E y ) are confined by modified total internal reflection and bandgap guidance, respectively. With the aid of scalar wave approximation, the distinct features in band structures of liquid-crystal photonic bandgap fibers are successfully identified. This hybrid guiding feature makes it possible to achieve single-polarization single-mode guiding and high birefringence guiding effects in different wavelength ranges. Particularly, high birefringence of an order of 10 2 can be easily obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2007
Published: September 19, 2007

J. Sun and C. C. Chan, "Hybrid guiding in liquid-crystal photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2640-2646 (2007)

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