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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6856–6863

Honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers with and without interstitial air holes

Yanfeng Li, Ching-yue Wang, Minglie Hu, Bowen Liu, Xiwen Sun, and Lu Chai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6856-6863 (2005)

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The photonic bandgaps (PBGs) of honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers (HPBFs) with and without interstitial air holes (IAHs) are numerically investigated. It is shown that the IAHs can increase the width of PBGs in HPBFs, and also that at the same moderate total air filling fraction, HPBFs with IAHs produce more uniform PBGs than those without IAHs. The bandgap behavior is qualitatively explained using the node-and-vein concept.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Yanfeng Li, Ching-yue Wang, Minglie Hu, Bowen Liu, Xiwen Sun, and Lu Chai, "Honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers with and without interstitial air holes," Opt. Express 13, 6856-6863 (2005)

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