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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 21 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2762–2768

Photonic crystal fiber design based on the V-parameter

Martin Dybendal Nielsen and Niels Asger Mortensen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 21, pp. 2762-2768 (2003)

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Based on a recent formulation of the V–parameter of a photonic crystal fiber we provide numerically based empirical expressions for this quantity only dependent on the two structural parameters—the air hole diameter and the hole-to-hole center spacing. Based on the unique relation between the V–parameter and the equivalent mode field radius we identify how the parameter space for these fibers is restricted in order for the fibers to remain single mode while still having a guided mode confined to the core region.

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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
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

Martin Nielsen and Niels Mortensen, "Photonic crystal fiber design based on the V-parameter," Opt. Express 11, 2762-2768 (2003)

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