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Optical Engineering

Tailoring polarization maintaining broadband residual dispersion compensating octagonal photonic crystal fibers
Author(s): Md. Selim Habib; Md. Samiul Habib; Md. Imran Hasan; S. M. Abdur Razzak
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Paper Abstract

We present a residual dispersion compensating highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based on an octagonal structure for broadband dispersion compensation in the wavelength range 1460–1625 nm. The finite element method with perfectly matched boundary condition is used as the numerical design tool. It has been shown theoretically that it is possible to obtain a negative dispersion coefficient of about −418 to −775  ps/nm/km over the S-, C-, and L-bands, relative dispersion slope (RDS) close to that of single mode fiber (SMF) of about 0.0036  nm−1 at 1550 nm. According to the simulation, birefringence of 2×102 is obtained at 1550-nm wavelength. The variation of structural parameters is also studied to evaluate the tolerance of the fabrication. The proposed octagonal PCF can be a potential candidate for residual dispersion compensation as well as maintaining single polarization in optical fiber transmission system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(11) 116111 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.11.116111
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Md. Selim Habib, Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
Md. Samiul Habib, Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
Md. Imran Hasan, Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
S. M. Abdur Razzak, Rajshahhi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)


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