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Birefringence in photonic crystal fibers: a numerical approach based on the plane-wave method
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Paper Abstract

We apply the fully vectorial plane wave method to calculate birefringence in photonic crystal fibers with circular and elliptical holes. Holey fibers provide the possibility of reaching extremely high modal birefringence retaining single mode guidance at the same time. Such Hi-Bi holey fibers are naturally of particular interest for sensing applications. From the technological side it is important to know which types of fiber profiles lead to the high values of modal birefringence, and the present contribution includes a comparison of selected fiber microstructures with elliptical air holes from the point of view of attainable birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581615
Show Author Affiliations
Rafal Kotynski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Tomasz Nasilowski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Maciej K. Antkowiak, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Belgian Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Francis Berghmans, Belgian Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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