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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1366–1368

Polarization-maintaining photonic bandgap Bragg fiber

Mikhail E. Likhachev, Andrey D. Pryamikov, Dmitry A. Gaponov, Mikhail M. Bubnov, Mikhail Yu. Salganskii, Vladimir F. Khopin, Aleksei N. Guryanov, and Sébastien Février  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1366-1368 (2009)

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The possibility of fabricating a polarization-maintaining Bragg fiber has been studied. It is shown that violation of the cylindrical symmetry of a Bragg mirror in most cases results in a sharp increase in optical loss, which is caused by resonance transmission through the Bragg mirror at wavelengths near the cutoffs of the modes of the high-index rings with a nonzero azimuthal index. It is shown that placing stress-applied parts or air holes inside the Bragg fiber core allows one to avoid this effect. A polarization-maintaining Bragg fiber with perfect light confinement in the core is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2009
Published: April 22, 2009

Mikhail E. Likhachev, Andrey D. Pryamikov, Dmitry A. Gaponov, Mikhail M. Bubnov, Mikhail Yu. Salganskii, Vladimir F. Khopin, Aleksei N. Guryanov, and Sébastien Février, "Polarization-maintaining photonic bandgap Bragg fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 1366-1368 (2009)

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