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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 628–635

Single-TM-mode Bragg fibers made of magnetic materials

Depeng Mao, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Jong C. Wang, and Chung Ping Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 628-635 (2008)

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Single-mode fibers are advantageous over multi-mode fibers in many aspects, e.g., much smaller loss, much longer transmission distance, much greater bandwidth, and higher bit rates. We propose a kind of single-TM-mode Bragg fiber in which magnetic materials are introduced. The idea for designing this kind of Bragg fiber comes from the symmetry of TE modes and TM modes when permittivity and permeability are replaced by each other. Through the transfer matrix method, we demonstrated a special kind of single-TM-mode Bragg fiber in a wide frequency range. Guiding modes may be in the bandgaps, at the edges of bandgaps, and in some region in conduction bands, but much more strongly confined guiding TM modes are inside the bandgaps. In addition, the optimization of the structure is also discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2007
Published: January 8, 2008

Depeng Mao, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Jong C. Wang, and Chung Ping Liu, "Single-TM-mode Bragg fibers made of magnetic materials," Opt. Express 16, 628-635 (2008)

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