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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8797–8811

Single scatterer Fano resonances in solid core photonic band gap fibers

P. Steinvurzel, C. Martijn de Sterke, M. J. Steel, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8797-8811 (2006)

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Solid core photonic bandgap fibers (SC-PBGFs) consisting of an array of high index cylinders in a low index background and a low index defect core have been treated as a cylindrical analog of the planar anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW). We consider a limiting case of this model in which the cylinders in the SC-PBGF cladding are widely spaced apart, so that the SC-PBGF modal loss characteristics should resemble the antiresonant scattering properties of a single cylinder. We find that for glancing incidence, the single cylinder scattering resonances are Fano resonances, and these Fano resonances do in fact appear in the loss spectra of SC-PBGFs. We apply our analysis to enhance the core design of SC-PBGFs, specifically with an eye towards improving the mode confinement in the fundamental bandgap.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

P. Steinvurzel, C. Martijn de Sterke, M. J. Steel, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton, "Single scatterer Fano resonances in solid core photonic band gap fibers," Opt. Express 14, 8797-8811 (2006)

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