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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 13 — Dec. 17, 2001
  • pp: 733–747

Comparative study of air-core and coaxial Bragg fibers: single-mode transmission and dispersion characteristics

George Ouyang, Yong Xu, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 13, pp. 733-747 (2001)

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Using an asymptotic formalism we developed in an earlier paper, we compare the dispersion properties of the air-core Bragg fiber with those of the coaxial Bragg fiber. In particular we are interested in the way the inner core of the coaxial fiber influence the dispersion relation. It is shown that, given appropriate structural parameters, large single-mode frequency windows with a zero-dispersion point can be achieved for the TM mode in coaxial fibers. We provide an intuitive interpretation based on perturbation analysis and the results of our asymptotic calculations are confirmed by Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystal fiber

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2001
Published: December 17, 2001

George Ouyang, Yong Xu, and Amnon Yariv, "Comparative study of air-core and coaxial Bragg fibers: single-mode transmission and dispersion characteristics," Opt. Express 9, 733-747 (2001)

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