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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 493–495

Hybrid multicore photonic-crystal fiber for in-phase supermode selection

Xiao-Hui Fang, Ming-Lie Hu, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Ching-Yue Wang, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 493-495 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000493


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Abstract

We examine a hybrid multicore photonic-crystal fiber, where the cores are separated by high-index solid rods and the microstructure cladding is built on a hexagonal lattice of air holes in silica. Antiresonant reflection from high-index solid rods is shown to assist the field confinement in the cores of such a fiber. When the cores are doped with a laser-active material, the maximum gain is achieved for the in-phase supermode, which translates into a high-quality Gaussian-like beam profile in the far field.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2010
Published: February 4, 2010

Citation
Xiao-Hui Fang, Ming-Lie Hu, Yan-Feng Li, Lu Chai, Ching-Yue Wang, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov, "Hybrid multicore photonic-crystal fiber for in-phase supermode selection," Opt. Lett. 35, 493-495 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-4-493

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