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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5642–5648

Antiresonant reflection and inhibited coupling in hollow-core square lattice optical fibres

Alexander Argyros, Sergio G. Leon-Saval, Jarryd Pla, and Andrew Docherty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5642-5648 (2008)

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We propose a guidance mechanism in hollow-core optical fibres dominated by antiresonant reflection from struts of solid material in the cladding. Resonances with these struts determine the high loss bands of the fibres, and vector effects become important in determining the width of these bands through the non-degeneracy of the TE and TM polarised strut modes near cut-off. Away from resonances the light is confined through the inhibited coupling mechanism. This is demonstrated in a square lattice hollow-core microstructured polymer optical fibre.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

Alexander Argyros, Sergio G. Leon-Saval, Jarryd Pla, and Andrew Docherty, "Antiresonant reflection and inhibited coupling in hollow-core square lattice optical fibres," Opt. Express 16, 5642-5648 (2008)

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