We analyze the guiding problem in a realistic photonic crystal fiber, using a novel full-vector modal technique. This is a biorthogonal modal method based on the non-self-adjoint character of the electromagnetic propagation in a fiber. Dispersion curves of guided modes for different fiber structural paremeters are calculated, along with the two-dimensional transverse intensity distribution of the fundamental mode. Our results match those achieved in recent experiments in which the feasibility of this type of fiber was shown.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
A. Ferrando, E. Silvestre, J. J. Miret, P. Andrés, and M. V. Andrés, "Full-vector analysis of a realistic photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 24, 276-278 (1999)