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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2404–2412

Design of air-guiding modified honeycomb photonic band-gap fibers for effectively single-mode operation

Tadashi Murao, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2404-2412 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002404


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Abstract

We investigate photonic band-gap (PBG) profiles of a modified honeycomb lattice structure and we identify the structural parameters that possess the largest band-gap. By incorporating the identified profile into the cladding, the wavelength dependence of the dispersion properties and confinement losses of air-guiding modified honeycomb PBG fibers (PBGFs) is investigated through a full-vector modal solver based on finite element method. In particular, we find that broadband effectively single-mode operation from 1450 nm to 1850 nm can be achieved using a modified honeycomb PBGF with a defected core realized by removing 7 air holes.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Citation
Tadashi Murao, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba, "Design of air-guiding modified honeycomb photonic band-gap fibers for effectively singlemode operation," Opt. Express 14, 2404-2412 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-6-2404


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