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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 6931–6938

Waveguiding properties of a photonic crystal fiber with a solid core surrounded by four large air holes

M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, S. Torres-Peiró, M. V. Andrés, T. Pinheiro-Ortega, and E. Silvestre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 6931-6938 (2009)

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The polarization-dependent guiding properties of a hexagonal-lattice photonic crystal fiber with a solid-core surrounded by four large air holes are investigated. The appearance of a polarization dependent cutoff frequency, together with several parameters as the birefringence, the modal effective area, the group velocity dispersion and the polarization dependent loss are analyzed. A collection of fibers with different structural parameters were fabricated and characterized. An effective anti-guide structure from at least 450 nm to 1750 nm, a polarizing fiber with a polarization dependent loss of 16 dB/m at 1550 nm, and an endlessly singlemode polarization-maintaining fiber with group birefringence of 2.1×10-3 at 1550 nm are reported. Experimental results are compared with accurate numerical modeling of the fibers.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2009
Published: April 13, 2009

M. Delgado-Pinar, A. Díez, S. Torres-Peiró, M. V. Andrés, T. Pinheiro-Ortega, and E. Silvestre, "Waveguiding properties of a photonic crystal fiber with a solid core surrounded by four large air holes," Opt. Express 17, 6931-6938 (2009)

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