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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. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1847–1852

Approximate solution in a doubly clad optical fiber including left-handed material

Lu Fa Shen and Zi Hua Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1847-1852 (2007)

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A doubly clad fiber with a right-handed-material core and outer cladding but a left-handed-material inner cladding has been analyzed in weakly guiding approximation. The characteristic equations for four kinds of guided modes (HE, EH, TE, and TM) are derived and further simplified under far from cutoff condition. Dispersion curves for the lowest-order mode of each of the four modes have been calculated for different inner-cladding refractive index and thickness. Compared with corresponding curves for a common right-handed doubly clad fiber, these curves all behave with abnormal dispersion. Near cutoff, double degeneracy occurs for HE 11 and EH 11 modes.

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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: December 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Lu Fa Shen and Zi Hua Wang, "Approximate solution in a doubly clad optical fiber including left-handed material," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1847-1852 (2007)

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