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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — May. 31, 2004
  • pp: 2371–2376

Photonic crystal fibers with squeezed hexagonal lattice

Lin Zhang and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 2371-2376 (2004)

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We study the birefringence and polarization coupling in the index-guiding photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) with squeezed hexagonal crystal lattice. The sign of form birefringence in such photonic crystal fibers can be changed as the wavelength changes, which is reported for the first time to our knowledge. A PCF-based polarization splitter with squeezed hexagonal lattice is proposed to achieve excellent extinction ratio and a simpler structure than those reported previously.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2004
Published: May 30, 2004

Lin Zhang and Changxi Yang, "Photonic crystal fibers with squeezed hexagonal lattice," Opt. Express 12, 2371-2376 (2004)

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