We investigated theoretically chiral negatively refractive fibers that guide transverse electromagnetic modes. In this Letter, novel properties of such fibers are presented, including arbitrariness of modal field and arbitrarily scalable core radius. Based on these novel properties, we conceptually propose a new type of space-division multiplexing that uses different spatial positions of the core of such fascinating fibers as different data paths.
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Original Manuscript: September 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2013
Published: January 7, 2014
Yusheng Cao and Junqing Li, "Transverse electromagnetic modes in chiral negatively refractive fibers and a new type of space-division multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 39, 255-258 (2014)