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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 821–824

Accuracy of the capillary approximation for gas-filled kagomé-style photonic crystal fibers

M. A. Finger, N. Y. Joly, T. Weiss, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 821-824 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000821


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Abstract

Precise knowledge of the group velocity dispersion in gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber is essential for accurate modeling of ultrafast nonlinear dynamics. Here we study the validity of the capillary approximation commonly used to calculate the modal refractive index in kagomé-style photonic crystal fibers. For area-preserving core radius aAP and core wall thickness t, measurements and finite element simulations show that the approximation has an error greater than 15% for wavelengths longer than 0.56(aAPt), independently of the gas-filling pressure. By introducing an empirical wavelength-dependent core radius, the range of validity of the capillary approximation is extended out to a wavelength of at least 0.98(aAPt).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2013
Published: February 6, 2014

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M. A. Finger, N. Y. Joly, T. Weiss, and P. St.J. Russell, "Accuracy of the capillary approximation for gas-filled kagomé-style photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 39, 821-824 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-821


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