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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4281–4286

Fresnel Fibres with Omnidirectional Zone Cross-sections

Cicero Martelli and John Canning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4281-4286 (2007)

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Fresnel fibres with silica zones resembling omnidirectional structures with self-imaging properties are proposed. Numerical simulation is carried out on a large air hole Fresnel fibre with a triadic Cantor fractal zone cross-section (FZC). The results show the transmission bandgap of these fibres widens and the practical confinement loss decreases with increasing orders of self-imaging. For an order of S = 4 a bandwidth ∆λ = 0.69 μm and a confinement loss of 0.11 dB/km @ 1.1 μm is calculated.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: January 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Cicero Martelli and John Canning, "Fresnel Fibres with Omnidirectional Zone Cross-sections," Opt. Express 15, 4281-4286 (2007)

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