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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6746–6760

Broadband bandgap guidance and mode filtering in radially hybrid photonic crystal fiber

Yacoub Ould-Agha, Aurelie Bétourné, Olivier Vanvincq, Géraud Bouwmans, and Yves Quiquempois  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6746-6760 (2012)

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Hybrid Photonic Crystal Fibers with a first ring of high index inclusions are studied and compared to both standard air-hole fibers and all solid photonic bandgap fibers. In such new fibers a bandgap-like core mode exists over a wide spectral range and exhibits confinement losses ten orders of magnitude smaller than those of the corresponding all-solid fiber. This particular fiber supports also a core mode guided by modified total internal reflection at long enough wavelengths. The origin and properties of these two kinds of modes are discussed in details. Such a design can also act as a mode filter (as compared to the standard air-hole structure) and could also be used to ease phase matching conditions for nonlinear optics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2012
Published: March 8, 2012

Yacoub Ould-Agha, Aurelie Bétourné, Olivier Vanvincq, Géraud Bouwmans, and Yves Quiquempois, "Broadband bandgap guidance and mode filtering in radially hybrid photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 20, 6746-6760 (2012)

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