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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2720–2722

Circularly polarized guided modes in dielectrically chiral photonic crystal fiber

Junqing Li, Qiyao Su, and Yusheng Cao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2720-2722 (2010)

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The effect of dielectric chirality on the polarization states and mode indices of guided modes in photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is investigated by a modified plane-wave expansion (PWE) method. Using a solid-core chiral PCF as a numerical example, we show that circular polarization is the eigenstate of the fundamental mode. Mode index divergence between right-handed circularly polarized (RCP) and left-handed circularly polarized (LCP) states is demonstrated. Chirality’s effect on mode index and circular birefringence (CB) in such a PCF is found to be similar to that in bulk chiral media.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: August 10, 2010

Junqing Li, Qiyao Su, and Yusheng Cao, "Circularly polarized guided modes in dielectrically chiral photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 2720-2722 (2010)

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