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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 21959–21964

Theoretical investigation on guiding IR light in hollow-core metallic fiber with corrugated inner surface

Hairong Liu, Min Yan, Min Qiu, Deming Liu, Xia Yu, and Ying Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 21959-21964 (2010)

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Hollow metallic fibers (HMFs) are in general lossy primarily owing to the fact that the guided transverse-magnetic (TM) light sustains a relatively high propagation loss. In this paper, we propose a type of practical hollow-core metallic fiber (HMF) with longitudinally corrugated inner surface for transmitting infrared (IR) light. Simulation results show that the loss of the fundamental TM mode can be easily reduced by 50~100 times compared to a HMF without surface corrugation. In contrast to the traditional HMF with a dielectric coating, it is shown that the loss of the fundamental TM mode in the proposed HMF is relatively insensitive to the corrugation layer thickness or equivalently the operating frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 1, 2010

Hairong Liu, Min Yan, Min Qiu, Deming Liu, Xia Yu, and Ying Zhang, "Theoretical investigation on guiding IR light in hollow-core metallic fiber with corrugated inner surface," Opt. Express 18, 21959-21964 (2010)

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