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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1989–1991

Effect of liquid crystal alignment on bandgap formation in photonic bandgap fibers

J. Sun and C. C. Chan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 14, pp. 1989-1991 (2007)

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A simple analytical model is proposed to study the formation of bandgaps in liquid crystal photonic bandgap fibers. The model shows good agreement with full-vectorial plane-wave simulations. Particularly, bandgap splitting is observed due to anisotropy. If the optic axis of the liquid crystal lies perpendicular to the fiber axis, splitting of the fundamental modes of E x and E y is also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2007
Published: July 3, 2007

J. Sun and C. C. Chan, "Effect of liquid crystal alignment on bandgap formation in photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1989-1991 (2007)

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