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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2003
  • pp: 1039–1049

Asymptotic analysis of silicon based Bragg fibers

Yong Xu, Amnon Yariv, James G. Fleming, and Shawn-Yu Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 1039-1049 (2003)

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We developed an asymptotic formalism that fully characterizes the propagation and loss properties of a Bragg fiber with finite cladding layers. The formalism is subsequently applied to miniature air-core Bragg fibers with Silicon-based cladding mirrors. The fiber performance is analyzed as a function of the Bragg cladding geometries, the core radius and the material absorption. The problems of fiber core deformation and other defects in Bragg fibers are also addressed using a finite-difference time-domain analysis and a Gaussian beam approximation, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2003
Published: May 5, 2003

Yong Xu, Amnon Yariv, James Fleming, and Shawn-Yu Lin, "Asymptotic analysis of silicon based Bragg fibers," Opt. Express 11, 1039-1049 (2003)

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