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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1529–1533

Guiding properties of large mode area silicon microstructured fibers: a route to effective single mode operation

N. Vukovic, N. Healy, and A. C. Peacock  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 1529-1533 (2011)

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Numerical simulations are used to investigate the guiding properties of large mode area silicon microstructured fibers. Modal analysis of the isolated high refractive index core and cladding rod inclusions will be applied to show that the guidance mechanism of the composite fiber can be well described via a hybrid of the total internal reflection and antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide models. It will be shown that by selectively filling the cladding holes with silicon, which has been modified to have a slightly raised index, the fiber can be designed to operate in an effectively single-mode regime over an extended wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2011
Published: May 24, 2011

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N. Vukovic, N. Healy, and A. C. Peacock, "Guiding properties of large mode area silicon microstructured fibers: a route to effective single mode operation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1529-1533 (2011)

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