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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13733–13740

Polarization filter characters of the gold-coated and the liquid filled photonic crystal fiber based on surface plasmon resonance

Jianrong Xue, Shuguang Li, Yuzhe Xiao, Wei Qin, Xujun Xin, and Xingping Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13733-13740 (2013)

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The polarization filter characters of a gold-coated and liquid-filled photonic crystal fiber are studied using the finite element method. Results show that the resonance strength and wavelengths are different in two polarized directions. Filling liquid of refractive index n=1.33 (purified water) in holes in longitudinal direction can increase the loss of core mode polarized in the y-direction around the resonance peak. The resonance strength is much stronger in y-polarized direction than in x-polarized direction. The resonance strength can achieve 508dB/cm in y-polarized direction at the communication wavelength of 1311nm in one of our structures. Moreover, the full width half maximum is only 20nm. Such a small number makes such photonic crystal fibers promising candidate to filter devices. A liquid filled PCF of the small hole in the fiber core is designed and we find that filling liquid increases the resonance strength peak by thirty eight percent for the y-polarized resonance point.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2013
Published: May 31, 2013

Jianrong Xue, Shuguang Li, Yuzhe Xiao, Wei Qin, Xujun Xin, and Xingping Zhu, "Polarization filter characters of the gold-coated and the liquid filled photonic crystal fiber based on surface plasmon resonance," Opt. Express 21, 13733-13740 (2013)

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