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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2002
  • pp: 475–481

Near-field to far-field transition of photonic crystal fibers: symmetries and interference phenomena

Niels Asger Mortensen and Jacob Riis Folkenberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 11, pp. 475-481 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000475


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Abstract

The transition from the near to the far field of the fundamental mode radiating out of a photonic crystal fiber is investigated experimentally and theoretically. It is observed that the hexagonal shape of the near field rotates two times by π/6 when moving into the far field, and eventually six satellites form around a nearly gaussian far-field pattern. A semi-empirical model is proposed, based on describing the near field as a sum of seven gaussian distributions, which qualitatively explains all the observed phenomena and quantitatively predicts the relative intensity of the six satellites in the far field.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2002
Published: June 3, 2002

Citation
Niels Mortensen and Jacob Folkenberg, "Near-field to far-field transition of photonic crystal fibers: symmetries and interference phenomena," Opt. Express 10, 475-481 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-11-475


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