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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2002
  • pp: 1285–1290

Microstructured optical fibers: where’s the edge?

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Ross C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, Peter A. Robinson, Gilles Renversez, and Daniel Maystre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 22, pp. 1285-1290 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.001285


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Abstract

We establish that Microstructured Optical Fibers (MOFs) have a fundamental mode cutoff, marking the transition between modal confinement and non-confinement, and give insight into the nature of this transition through two asymptotic models that provide a mapping to conventional fibers. A small parameter space region where neither of these asymptotic models holds exists for the fundamental mode but not for the second mode; we show that designs exploiting unique MOF characteristics tend to concentrate in this preferred region.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2002
Published: November 4, 2002

Citation
Boris Kuhlmey, Ross McPhedran, C. de Sterke, Peter Robinson, Gilles Renversez, and Daniel Maystre, "Microstructured optical fibers: where�??s the edge?," Opt. Express 10, 1285-1290 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-22-1285


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