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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6015–6022

Effect of coupling between fundamental and cladding modes on bending losses in photonic crystal fibers

Jacek Olszewski, Marcin Szpulak, and Waclaw Urbanczyk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6015-6022 (2005)

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The paper presents a fully vectorial analysis of bending losses in photonic crystal fibers employing edge/nodal hybrid elements and perfectly matched layers boundary conditions. The oscillatory character of losses vs. both the wavelength and the bending radius has been demonstrated. The shown oscillations originate from the coupling between the fundamental mode guided in the core and the gallery of cladding modes arising due to light reflection from the boundary between solid and holey part of the cladding.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Jacek Olszewski, Marcin Szpulak, and Waclaw Urba�?czyk, "Effect of coupling between fundamental and cladding modes on bending losses in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 13, 6015-6022 (2005)

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