An air-core microstructured fiber design that supports a single-polarization, circularly symmetric nondegenerate mode is presented. The fiber design is modeled directly, and the microstructured cladding is analyzed by use of band diagrams to elucidate the mechanism through which polarization nondegeneracy is achieved.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
A. Argyros, N. Issa, I. Bassett, and M. A. van Eijkelenborg, "Microstructured optical fiber for single-polarization air guidance," Opt. Lett. 29, 20-22 (2004)