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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6668–6674

Analytical method for band structure calculation of photonic crystal fibers filled with liquid crystal

Juan Juan Hu, Guobin Ren, Ping Shum, Xia Yu, Guanghui Wang, and Chao Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6668-6674 (2008)

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An analytical method for band structure calculations of photonic crystal fibers with liquid crystal infiltrations is presented. The scalar eigenvalue equation is extended to treat both isotropic and anisotropic materials by introducing a coefficient to describe the index contrast between the extraordinary and ordinary refractive index of the liquid crystal. The simple model provides a fast insight into bandgap formation in photonic crystal fibers filled with anisotropic material such as liquid crystal, which would be useful to aid the design based on such fibers.

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

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2008
Published: April 25, 2008

Juan Juan Hu, Guobin Ren, Ping Shum, Xia Yu, Guanghui Wang, and Chao Lu, "Analytical method for band structure calculation of photonic crystal fibers filled with liquid crystal," Opt. Express 16, 6668-6674 (2008)

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