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Photonic crystal fibers, waveguides, and resonators
Author(s): Philip St.J. Russell; J. C. Knight; Timothy A. Birks
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Paper Abstract

Fibers and planar waveguides made from dielectric materials which are periodically patterned on the scale of the optical wavelength--photonic crystals--have quite remarkable properties, requiring a complete realignment of the goal- posts in conventional guided-wave photonics. For example, photonic crystal fibers can be designed to be single-mode at every frequency, and full 2D photonic bandgaps can permit light to be guided--single mode--in a core region where the refractive index is lower than the cladding. A whole menagerie of new possibilities are presently emerging, including hollow-core single-mode optical fibers and ultra- compact micro-components formed in planar photonic crystal films.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354899
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Philip St.J. Russell, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
J. C. Knight, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Timothy A. Birks, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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