OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • 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


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (126 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

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

Citation
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


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. C. M. Smith, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, D. Muller, J. A. West, N. F. Borreill, D. C. Allan, and K. W. Koch, Nature 424, 657 (2003). [CrossRef]
  2. H. K. Kim, J. Shin, S. Fan, M. J. F. Digonnet, and G. S. Kino, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 551 (2004). [CrossRef]
  3. J. D. Shephard, J. D. C. Jones, D. P. Hand, G. Bouwmans, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, and B. J. Mangan, Opt. Express 12, 717 (2004). [CrossRef]
  4. J. Jasapara, T.-H. Her, R. Bise, R. Windeler, and D. J. DiGiovanni, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1611 (2003).
  5. T. T. Alkeskjodd, J. Laegsgaard, A. Bjarklev, D. S. Hermann, A. Anawati, J. Broeng, J. Li, and S.-T. Wu, Opt. Express 12, 5857 (2004). [CrossRef]
  6. X. Feng, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, V. Finazzi, and D. Hewak, Opt. Express 11, 2225 (2003).
  7. L. Vincetti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2048 (2004). [CrossRef]
  8. M. Yan, H. R. Liu, and P. Shum, in 2004 International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems (Research Center for Communication and Information Technology, 2004), Vol. 1, p. 656.
  9. M. Yan, P. Shum, and J. Hu, Opt. Lett. 30, 465 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 11, 3100 (2003).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited