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Hole-assisted lightguide fiber for dispersion tailoring
Author(s): Dora Juan Juan Hu; Ping Shum; Chao Lu; Huai Yu Meng
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Paper Abstract

The exploitations of air holes in optical fiber design have been receiving growing research interest since the first photonic crystal fiber (PCF) was demonstrated. Many peculiar optical properties are achievable with the flexible control of the geometry of the air holes in the microstructured cladding. Different from the complex geometry of microstructured cladding in the holey PCF, hole-assisted lightguide fiber (HALF) is based on conventional optical fiber design and therefore guides light by total internal reflection. The existence of the assisting air holes in the cladding helps to tailor the optical properties of the fiber. In this work, the dispersion tailoring is demonstrated by varying the structural parameters and material properties of the fiber. Additional tunability is achieved by infiltrating substance with tunable refractive index into the assisting holes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V, 71343F (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803352
Show Author Affiliations
Dora Juan Juan Hu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Chao Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Huai Yu Meng, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7134:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V
Ming-Jun Li; Ping Shum; Ian H. White; Xingkun Wu, Editor(s)

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