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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1690–1701

Design of single-polarization elliptical-hole core circular-hole holey fibers with zero dispersion at 1.55 μ m

Masashi Eguchi and Yasuhide Tsuji  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 1690-1701 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.001690


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Abstract

The dispersion properties of single-mode single-polarization elliptical-hole core circular-hole holey fibers (EC-CHFs) are investigated. In these fibers, the single-polarization regime can be easily achieved by the anisotropic fundamental-space filling modes (FSMs) in the core region and isotropic FSMs in the cladding region. We show that there is a remarkable difference between the mode fields of EC-CHFs having two mutually orthogonal directions of elliptical holes, although their dispersion properties are very close to each other. We also demonstrate that, for small air holes, the single-polarization EC-CHFs with zero dispersion at 1.55 μ m are easily designed by the FSMs, whereas, in the case of a large lattice pitch, tuning zero-dispersion wavelength is needed for designed EC-CHFs by using the FSMs. Moreover, our rough bending-loss estimations based on the weakly guiding fiber approximation show that low bending losses can be achieved in the EC-CHFs.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2008
Published: September 23, 2008

Citation
Masashi Eguchi and Yasuhide Tsuji, "Design of single-polarization elliptical-hole core circular-hole holey fibers with zero dispersion at 1.55 μm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1690-1701 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-10-1690


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