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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4644–4654

Analysis of the multifilament core fiber using the effective index theory

Guillaume Canat, Ron Spittel, Sylvia Jetschke, Laurent Lombard, and Pierre Bourdon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4644-4654 (2010)

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Multifilament core (MFC) fibers are a new type of microstructured fiber recently introduced. We investigate their properties using finite element modeling and show that the equivalent step index fiber based on moments theory does not provide similar properties. We propose an effective index theory based on the fundamental space filling mode which allows to predict the MFC properties using a semi-analytical modeling. Good resistance to bending is thus attributed to increased core effective index due to the high index filaments.

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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
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2009
Published: February 22, 2010

Guillaume Canat, Ron Spittel, Sylvia Jetschke, Laurent Lombard, and Pierre Bourdon, "Analysis of the multifilament core fiber using the effective index theory," Opt. Express 18, 4644-4654 (2010)

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