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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 900–902

Bandwidth enhancement by differential mode attenuation in multimode photonic crystal Bragg fibers

Maksim Skorobogatiy and Ning Guo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 900-902 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000900


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Abstract

In multimode bandgap guiding fibers higher-order modes have high radiation losses. Once excited, after a short propagation distance such modes are leaked out of the fiber core. Reduction of the number of excited modes in the fiber core leads to a decrease of intermodal dispersion and a dramatic enhancement of fiber bandwidth. Due to the increase in the propagation loss, bandwidth enhancement by differential mode attenuation also leads to the reduction of the maximal length of a usable fiber span. We demonstrate that by proper design of a photonic crystal reflector long fiber spans of high bandwidth are possible.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
Maksim Skorobogatiy and Ning Guo, "Bandwidth enhancement by differential mode attenuation in multimode photonic crystal Bragg fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 900-902 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-8-900


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