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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15154–15160

Analyses of cladding modes in photonic crystal fiber

Hyun Chul Park, In Kag Hwang, Dong Il Yeom, and Byoung Yoon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15154-15160 (2007)

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Characteristics of cladding modes in a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) are numerically analyzed using the plane wave expansion method. The presence of the outer silica ring in the PCF tends to push the optical fields of the cladding modes toward the rim of the PCF, which creates ‘ring modes’ whose fields are tightly confined in the outer ring. The dispersion of the cladding modes are determined mainly by the dispersive property of the holey cladding structure. The optical field patterns of the cladding modes and the beatlengths between the fundamental mode and the cladding modes are also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2007
Published: October 31, 2007

Hyun Chul Park, In Kag Hwang, Dong Il Yeom, and Byoung Yoon Kim, "Analyses of cladding modes in photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 15, 15154-15160 (2007)

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