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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2003
  • pp: 1310–1321

Mode classification and degeneracy in photonic crystal fibers

Ren Guobin, Wang Zhi, Lou Shuqin , and Jian Shuisheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 1310-1321 (2003)

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A novel full vector model based on the supercell lattice method is presented to analyze photonic crystal fiber (PCF). From symmetry analysis waveguide modes, we classify PCF modes into nondegenerate or degenerate pairs according to the minimum waveguide sectors and their appropriate boundary conditions. We describe how the modes of the PCF can be labeled by step-index fiber analogs, with the exception of modes that have the same symmetry as the PCF. When the doublet of the degenerate pairs both have the same symmetry as the PCF, they will be split into two nondegenerate modes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2003
Published: June 2, 2003

Ren Guobin, Wang Zhi, Lou Shuqin, and Jian Shuisheng, "Mode classification and degeneracy in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 11, 1310-1321 (2003)

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