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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10851–10864

Multipole analysis of photonic crystal fibers with coated inclusions

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Karrnan Pathmanandavel, and Ross C. McPhedran  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10851-10864 (2006)

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Photonic crystal fibers (PCF) containing coated holes have recently been demonstrated experimentally, but haven’t been studied theoretically and numerically thus far. We extend the multipole formalism to take into account coated cylinders, and demonstrate its accuracy even with metallic coatings. We provide numerical tables for calibration of other numerical methods. Further, we study the guidance properties of several PCF with coated holes: we demonstrate that the confinement mechanisms of PCFs with high index coated holes depend on wavelength, and exhibit plasmonic resonances in metal coated PCFs.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Boris T. Kuhlmey, Karrnan Pathmanandavel, and Ross C. McPhedran, "Multipole analysis of photonic crystal fibers with coated inclusions," Opt. Express 14, 10851-10864 (2006)

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