OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 22 — Nov. 3, 2003
  • pp: 2854–2861

Robust photonic band gaps for hollow core guidance in PCF made from high index glass

J. M. Pottage, D. M. Bird, T. D. Hedley, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, and P. J. Roberts  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 22, pp. 2854-2861 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002854


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (4064 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report a new type of photonic bandgap that becomes substantial at remarkably low air-filling fractions (~60%) in triangular-lattice photonic crystal fibres (PCF) made from high index glass (n≳2.0). The ratio of inter-hole spacing to wavelength makes these new structures ideal for the experimental realisation of hollow-core PCF in the mid/far-infrared, where suitable glasses (e.g., tellurites and chalcogenides) tend to have high refractive indices.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2003
Published: November 3, 2003

Citation
J. Pottage, David Bird, T. Hedley, J. Knight, T. Birks, P. Russell, and P. Roberts, "Robust photonic band gaps for hollow core guidance in PCF made from high index glass," Opt. Express 11, 2854-2861 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-22-2854


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R.F. Cregan, B.J. Mangan, J.C. Knight, T.A. Birks, P.St.J. Russell, P.J. Roberts and D.C. Allan, �??Singlemode photonic band gap guidance of light in air,�?? Science 285, 1537-1539 (1999). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. J. S. Wang, E. M. Vogel and E. Snitzer, �??Tellurite glass: a new candidate for fiber devices,�?? Opt. Mat. 3, 187-203 (1994). [CrossRef]
  3. H. Kogelnik, �??Theory of Optical Waveguides,�?? in Guided-Wave Optoelectronics, T. Tamir, ed. (Springer-Verlag, 1988).
  4. J.C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T.A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W.J. Wadsworth and P.St.J. Russell, �??Anomalous dispersion in photonic crystal fiber,�?? IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 7, 807-809 (2000). [CrossRef]
  5. J.D. Joannopoulos, R.D. Meade, and J.N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1995).
  6. S.G. Johnson and J.D Joannopoulos, �??Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell�??s equations in a planewave basis,�?? Opt. Express 8, 173-190 (2001). <a href="http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-8-3-173">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-8-3-173</a> [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. T.D. Hedley & D.M. Bird, to be published
  8. D.C. Sorensen, �??Numerical methods for large eigenvalue problems,�?? Acta Numerica 11, 519-584 (2002). [CrossRef]
  9. <a href="http://www.caam.rice.edu/software/ARPACK/">http://www.caam.rice.edu/software/ARPACK/
  10. Y. Saad and M.H. Schultz, �??GMRES: A generalised minimal residual algorithm for solving nonsymmetric linear systems,�?? SIAM J. Sci. Statist. Comput. 7, 856-869 (1986). [CrossRef]
  11. N.A. Nicorovici and R.C. McPhedran, �??Lattice sums for off-axis electromagnetic scattering by gratings,�?? Phys. Rev. E 50, 3143-3160 (1994). [CrossRef]
  12. C.M. Smith, N. Venkataraman, M.T. Gallagher, D. Müller, J. A. West, N. F. Borrelli, D. C. Allan & K. W. Koch, �??Low-loss hollow-core silica/air photonic bandgap fibre,�?? Nature 424, 657-659 (2003) [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. . P.J. Roberts, T.A. Birks, P.St.J. Russell, T.J. Shepherd and D.M. Atkin, �??Two-dimensional photonic bandgap structures as quasi-metals,�?? Opt. Lett. 21, 507-509 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. V.V. Ravi Kanth Kumar, A.K. George, W.H. Reeves, J.C. Knight, P.St.J. Russell, F.G. Omenetto, and A.J. Taylor, �??Extruded soft glass photonic crystal fiber for ultrabroad supercontinuum generation,�?? Opt. Express 10, 1520-1525 (2002). <a href="http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-25-1520">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-10-25-1520</a> [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. V.V. Ravi Kanth Kumar, A.K. George, J.C. Knight, P.St.J. Russell, �??Tellurite photonic crystal fibre,�?? Opt. Express 10, 2641-2645 (2003). <a href="http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-11-20-2641">http://www.o9pticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-11-20-2641</a> [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited