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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2001
  • pp: 491–493

Propagation characteristics of a segmented cladding fiber

Vipul Rastogi and Kin Seng Chiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 491-493 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000491


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Abstract

We propose a novel optical fiber design that consists of a uniform core and a segmented cladding formed by alternate regions of high and low refractive indices in the azimuthal direction. The structure is analyzed by use of the radial effective-index method, and the propagation characteristics of the structure are studied. The fiber has a highly dispersive cladding and shows characteristics similar to those of photonic-crystal fibers and holey fibers. The novel fiber offers the possibility of single-mode operation over a wide range of wavelengths with a large core diameter.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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Vipul Rastogi and Kin Seng Chiang, "Propagation characteristics of a segmented cladding fiber," Opt. Lett. 26, 491-493 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-8-491

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