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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1966–1974

Analytical evaluation of material loss in a Bragg fiber using a perturbative approach

Akira Kitagawa and Jun-ichi Sakai  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 1966-1974 (2013)

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We study the material loss in a Bragg fiber possessing a hollow core and stratified periodic cladding layers through a perturbative method. In the present scheme, electromagnetic fields are treated via the approximate Bloch theorem in cylindrical coordinates for a loss-free Bragg fiber, and then dissipation is added as a perturbation in complex refractive indices. Analytical representation of material loss is described for TE, TM, and hybrid (HE, EH) modes, and some numerical examples are given. They are compared with results obtained by the multilayer division method, which gives very accurate solutions for cylindrically symmetric fiber structures. Results obtained by those two methods mostly agree with each other even for the lowest mode, that is, HE11 mode.

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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: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2013
Published: June 26, 2013

Akira Kitagawa and Jun-ichi Sakai, "Analytical evaluation of material loss in a Bragg fiber using a perturbative approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1966-1974 (2013)

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