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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1485–1496

Surface modes in air-core photonic band-gap fibers

James A. West, Charlene M. Smith, Nicholas F. Borrelli, Douglas C. Allan, and Karl W. Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1485-1496 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001485


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Abstract

We present a detailed description of the role of surface modes in photonic band-gap fibers (PBGFs). A model is developed that connects the experimental observations of high losses in the middle of the transmission spectrum to the presence of surface modes supported at the core-cladding interface. Furthermore, a new PBGF design is proposed that avoids these surface modes and produces single-mode operation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystals and holey fibers

History
Original Manuscript: March 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Citation
James West, Charlene Smith, Nicholas Borrelli, Douglas Allan, and Karl Koch, "Surface modes in air-core photonic band-gap fibers," Opt. Express 12, 1485-1496 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-8-1485


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