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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6945–6956

Guidance in Kagome-like photonic crystal fibres I: analysis of an ideal fibre structure

Lei Chen, Greg J. Pearce, Timothy A. Birks, and David M. Bird  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6945-6956 (2011)

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Propagation of light in a square-lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibre is analysed as a model of guidance in a class of photonic crystal fibres that exhibit broad-band guidance without photonic bandgaps. A scalar governing equation is used and analytic solutions based on transfer matrices are developed for the full set of modes. It is found that an exponentially localised fundamental mode exists for a wide range of frequencies. These analytic solutions of an idealised structure will form the basis for analysis of guidance in a realistic structure in a following paper.

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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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Lei Chen, Greg J. Pearce, Timothy A. Birks, and David M. Bird, "Guidance in Kagome-like photonic crystal fibres I: analysis of an ideal fibre structure," Opt. Express 19, 6945-6956 (2011)

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