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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10336–10348

Independent core propagation in two-core photonic crystal fibers resulting from structural nonuniformities

Kristen Lantz Reichenbach and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10336-10348 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.010336


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Abstract

Random nonuniformities in the photonic crystal lattice are shown to reduce the coupling length and the coupling efficiency of two-core photonic crystal fibers. These coupling properties are extremely sensitive to imperfections when the air holes are large; variations in the lattice of less than 1% are sufficient to cause essentially independent core propagation due to a drastic reduction in the efficiency of the core coupling. The observed sensitivity of two-core fibers to lattice imperfections is explained through a comparison with coupled mode theory.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

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Kristen Lantz Reichenbach and Chris Xu, "Independent core propagation in two-core photonic crystal fibers resulting from structural nonuniformities," Opt. Express 13, 10336-10348 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-25-10336


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