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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 3 — Feb. 9, 2004
  • pp: 394–400

Air-core photonic band-gap fibers: the impact of surface modes

K. Saitoh, N. A. Mortensen, and M. Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 394-400 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000394


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Abstract

We study the dispersion and leakage properties for the recently reported low-loss photonic band-gap fiber by Smith et al. [Nature 424, 657 (2003)]. We find that surface modes have a significant impact on both the dispersion and leakage properties of the fundamental mode. Our dispersion results are in qualitative agreement with the dispersion profile reported recently by Ouzounov et al. [Science 301, 1702 (2003)] though our results suggest that the observed long-wavelength anomalous dispersion is due to an avoided crossing (with surface modes) rather than band-bending caused by the photonic band-gap boundary of the cladding.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2004
Published: February 9, 2004

Citation
K. Saitoh, N. Mortensen, and M. Koshiba, "Air-core photonic band-gap fibers: the impact of surface modes," Opt. Express 12, 394-400 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-3-394


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