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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 3940–3946

Polarization splitter in three-core photonic crystal fibers

K. Saitoh, Y. Sato, and M. Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 3940-3946 (2004)

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A novel design of polarization splitter in three-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) has been proposed. The three-core PCF consists of two given identical cores with two-fold symmetry separated by a core with high birefringence. The polarization splitter is based on the phenomenon of resonant tunneling. Numerical simulations with a full vectorial beam propagation method demonstrate that it is possible to obtain a 1.9-mm-long splitter with the extinction ratio better than -20 dB and a bandwidth of 37 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Kunimasa Saitoh, Y. Sato, and M. Koshiba, "Polarization splitter in three-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 12, 3940-3946 (2004)

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