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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2372–2374

Transformation of a transmission mechanism by filling the holes of normal silica-guiding microstructure fibers with nematic liquid crystal

Chunshu Zhang, Guiyun Kai, Zhi Wang, Tingting Sun, Chao Wang, Yange Liu, Weigang Zhang, Jianfei Liu, Shuzhong Yuan, and Xiaoyi Dong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 18, pp. 2372-2374 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002372


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Abstract

Transformation of an optical transmission mechanism was achieved when the holes of normal silica-guiding microstructure fiber (MF) were filled with nematic liquid crystal (NLC). Moreover, two photonic bandgaps (PBGs) were obtained by using a plane-wave method to create the pattern. The wavelength dependence of the effective mode area, leakage loss, and group velocity dispersion (GVD) has been theoretically investigated by using a full-vector finite-element method with anisotropic perfectly matched layers. The results reveal that the characteristics of the NLC-filled PBG-MFs are particularly wavelength dependent. This research gives a physical insight into the propagation mechanism in MFs and is crucial for future transmission applications.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Chunshu Zhang, Guiyun Kai, Zhi Wang, Tingting Sun, Chao Wang, Yange Liu, Weigang Zhang, Jianfei Liu, Shuzhong Yuan, and Xiaoyi Dong, "Transformation of a transmission mechanism by filling the holes of normal silica-guiding microstructure fibers with nematic liquid crystal," Opt. Lett. 30, 2372-2374 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-18-2372

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