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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2168–2173

Modal bifurcation in chiral multilayered fibers

Yusheng Cao and Junqing Li  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 2168-2173 (2013)

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In this paper, we investigate the modal bifurcation in chiral multilayered fibers through an approach of rigorous modal theory. The mirror symmetry of this theory is presented to provide physical insights into the modal bifurcation. The modes that are double degenerate and mirror images originally in achiral fibers are bifurcated by the chirality in chiral fibers. The modal bifurcation in chiral Bragg fibers is examined as an application of the theory. General guidelines of designing chiral Bragg fibers to possess circular polarization selectivity and wavelength selectivity are proposed from physical considerations and verified by numerical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2013
Published: July 17, 2013

Yusheng Cao and Junqing Li, "Modal bifurcation in chiral multilayered fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2168-2173 (2013)

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