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Modeling of photonic crystal fiber with polymer inclusions
Author(s): Christos Markos; Kyriakos Vlachos; George Kakarantzas
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Paper Abstract

We have numerically investigated the guiding properties in a hybrid polymer/silica photonic crystal fiber (PCF). We considered poly-dimethylsiloxane (PDMS) as the infused polymer into the air-holes of PCF and we present how the modal properties of the fiber are affected due to PDMS inclusions. We numerically calculated the guiding and thermal properties of the hybrid structure in terms of the effective index, single-mode operation, confinement loss, numerical aperture (NA), effective modal area (EMA) and fraction of power into the polymer-filled cladding for different relative hole sizes, d/Λ (0.35-0.75) of the hybrid PCF whereas direct comparison with a conventional air-filled PCF is also shown. Further investigation of EMA, NA and fraction of power in the cladding with respect to thermal variations is also reported for a range of temperatures from 0°C to 100°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8426, Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres, 84260Y (25 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922674
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Christos Markos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
Kyriakos Vlachos, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
George Kakarantzas, Univ. of Patras (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8426:
Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres
Kyriacos Kalli; Alexis Mendez, Editor(s)

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