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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10844–10850

All solid photonic bandgap fiber based on an array of oriented rectangular high index rods

A. Wang, G. J. Pearce, F. Luan, D. M. Bird, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10844-10850 (2006)

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We report the fabrication, characterization and modeling of an all-solid photonic bandgap fiber (PBGF) based on an array of oriented rectangular rods. Observed near-field patterns of cladding modes clearly identify the cut-off rod modes at the bandgap edges. The bend losses in this fiber depend on the bend direction, and can be understood by the directional coupling properties of the different rod modes and the modeled density of cladding states.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

A. Wang, G. J. Pearce, F. Luan, D. M. Bird, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight, "All solid photonic bandgap fiber based on an array of oriented rectangular high index rods," Opt. Express 14, 10844-10850 (2006)

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