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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 267–274

Empirical relations for simple design of photonic crystal fibers

Kunimasa Saitoh and Masanori Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 267-274 (2005)

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In order to simply design a photonic crystal fiber (PCF), we provide numerically based empirical relations for V parameter and W parameter of PCFs only dependent on the two structural parameters — the air hole diameter and the hole pitch. We demonstrate the accuracy of these expressions by comparing the proposed empirical relations with the results of full-vector finite element method. Through the empirical relations we can easily evaluate the fundamental properties of PCFs without the need for numerical computations.

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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

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Kunimasa Saitoh and Masanori Koshiba, "Empirical relations for simple design of photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 13, 267-274 (2005)

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