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Complex modes in negative-refractive-index fibers
Author(s): Min Cheng; Yingwu Zhou; Yuliang Li; Xiyao Chen; Xuemei Li
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we focus on the properties of the complex modes in negative-refractive-index fibers. The characteristic equations for TE and TM modes in negative-refractive-index fibers are given. These solutions, termed complex surface waves, form another set of proper modes. We show that dispersion diagram for both TE and TM modes in negative-refractive-index fibers, including evanescent, ordinary, and complex surface modes. It is found that the complex surface modes have high cutoff frequencies which means they exist only when the frequency is lower than their respective cutoff frequencies. After a careful examination, we found that the total power flow turns out to be simply zero.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 67813E (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.736639
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Min Cheng, Minjiang Univ. (China)
Yingwu Zhou, Minjiang Univ. (China)
Yuliang Li, Minjiang Univ. (China)
Xiyao Chen, Minjiang Univ. (China)
Xuemei Li, Minjiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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