Phase and group modal birefringence of an index-guiding photonic crystal fibre with helical air holes
ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a novel photonic crystal fibre (PCF) with high phase birefringence and very low group birefringence. It is composed of a solid silica core and a cladding with helix-pattern air holes. Using a full-vector finite-element method, we study the phase and group modal birefringence of such PCF at various air-hole sizes, pitches and wavelengths. Owing to this innovative structure of air holes, a high phase to group modal birefringence rate is obtained. Its phase modal birefringence is as large as 10−4 magnitude; however, the group modal birefringence of this PCF is at 10−7–10−6. The phase birefringence is 2 orders of magnitude larger than group birefringence over a broad wavelength span, which means that the light with different polarization and effective index has almost a same group velocity. As a result, the group modal birefringence that closely relates to the polarization modal dispersion is negligible.
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ABSTRACT: A selectable infiltrating large hollow core photonic band-gap fiber is fabricated with simple arc discharge technique. The offset, discharge duration, arc current and discharge times are optimized for selected sealing side air-holes but leave the central large air-hole partially open. The collapse length of the PCF is shortened by increasing the number of discharges and offset with discharge duration and arc current kept at a relatively low level. Light with the wavelength located at the photonic band-gap can still propagate while the central hollow air-hole is infiltrated with a kind of oil with refractive index of 1.30. The selectable infiltrating large hollow core photonic band-gap fiber has potential application for implementing novel lasers, sensors and tunable optoelectronic devices.Chinese Science Bulletin 58(21). · 1.37 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A kind of sandwich structure photonic crystal fiber with diameter-increasing air holes is proposed. The sandwich structure is composed of the rectangular lattice in the center and triangular lattice in both sides, which is used to gain high birefringence. The air holes in the cladding, whose diameter in outer ring is always larger than the next inner ring, is used to reduce the confinement loss. The model field, dispersion, birefringence and confinement loss of the fiber fundamental mode are simulated by full-vector finite element method. It was shown from numerical results that it is possible to design a PCF with birefringence B = 3.8 × 10−3 and the fast axis confinement loss less than 10−3 dB/km at wavelength of 1550 nm.Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics 06/2013; 124(11):981–984. · 0.77 Impact Factor