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Optical properties of near-elliptical core polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber
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Paper Abstract

The optical properties of near elliptical core polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber are analyzed by using a full vector model. We classify guided modes in the near elliptical core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) according to the minimum waveguide sectors and its appropriate boundary conditions. Because the field patterns of the near elliptical core PCF is similar to that of rectangular waveguide, the guided modes are labeled in this PCF in the same way as in rectangular waveguide. The numerical results exhibit that the modal birefringence of elliptical core PCF is at least one order of magnitude higher than the conventional elliptical polarization-maintaining fibers (PMF). Zero walkoff point occur at the longer wavelength than that of convention elliptical PMF. This can restrain the first order polarization mode dispersion. This fiber has a number of potential applications in polarization control and management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570687
Show Author Affiliations
Shuqin Lou, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Guobin Ren, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Fengping Yan, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shuisheng Jian, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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