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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3025–3035

Chirped multilayer hollow waveguides with broadband transmission

A. Husakov and J. Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3025-3035 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003025


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Abstract

We show that a genetic algorithm can be used to optimize the layer thicknesses of a hollow waveguide with a multilayer dielectric cladding. It is shown that in such "chirped" hollow waveguide low loss over a wavelength range with more than one octave width can be achieved. We show that dispersion control is possible in such waveguides.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2009
Published: February 13, 2009

Citation
A. Husakov and J. Herrmann, "Chirped multilayer hollow waveguides with broadband transmission," Opt. Express 17, 3025-3035 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3025


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