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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Jun. 14, 2004
  • pp: 2688–2698

Analysis of ring-structured Bragg fibres for single TE mode guidance

Alexander Argyros, Ian M. Bassett, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, and Maryanne C. J. Large  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2688-2698 (2004)

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Ring-structured Bragg fibres that support a single TE-polarisation mode are investigated. The fibre designs consist of a hollow core and rings of holes concentric with the core, which form the low-index layers of the Bragg reflector in the cladding. The effects of varying the air fraction in each ring of holes on the transmission properties of the fibres are analysed and an approximate model based on homogenisation is explored. Surface modes and transitions thereof are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Original Manuscript: April 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2004
Published: June 14, 2004

Alexander Argyros, Ian Bassett, Martijn van Eijkelenborg, and Maryanne Large, "Analysis of ring-structured Bragg fibres for single TE mode guidance," Opt. Express 12, 2688-2698 (2004)

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