Abstract

By using the supercell lattice method, we investigate the influence of the squeezing lattice on the birefringence characteristics of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). We first define the concept of squeezing ratio and then present a model, with which several types of PCFs are simulated. Simulation results show that the squeezing of PCFs' lattice with the uniform air holes in the cladding can break the multifold symmetry of PCFs and make PCFs highly birefringent. Furthermore, it is reported for the first time to our knowledge that the polarity of PCFs' birefringence can change several times as the air-hole diameter changes.

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2003 (1)

2002 (1)

J. C. Knight, P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers: New ways to guide light," Science 296, 276-277 (2002).

2001 (2)

K. Suzuki, H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, M. Tanaka, M. Fujita, "Optical properties of a low-loss polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 9, 670-676 (2001).

T. P. Hansen, J. Broeng, S. E. B. Libori, E. Knudsen, A. Bjarklev, J. R. Jensen, H. Simonsen, "Highly birefringent index-guiding photonic crystal fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 588-590 (2001).

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. S. J. Russell, P. J. Roberts, D. C. Allan, "Single-mode photonic band gap guidance of light in air," Science 285, 1537-1539 (1999).

1998 (1)

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic band gap guidance in optical fibers," Science 282, 1476-1478 (1998).

1997 (1)

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

T. P. Hansen, J. Broeng, S. E. B. Libori, E. Knudsen, A. Bjarklev, J. R. Jensen, H. Simonsen, "Highly birefringent index-guiding photonic crystal fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 588-590 (2001).

Opt. Express (3)

L. Zhang, C. Yang, "Photonic crystal fibers with squeezed hexagonal lattice," Opt. Express 12, 2371-2376 (2004).

W. Zhi, R. Guobin, L. Shouqin, J. Shuisheng, "Supercell lattice method for photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 11, 980-991 (2003).

K. Suzuki, H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, M. Tanaka, M. Fujita, "Optical properties of a low-loss polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 9, 670-676 (2001).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Science (3)

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic band gap guidance in optical fibers," Science 282, 1476-1478 (1998).

J. C. Knight, P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers: New ways to guide light," Science 296, 276-277 (2002).

R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. S. J. Russell, P. J. Roberts, D. C. Allan, "Single-mode photonic band gap guidance of light in air," Science 285, 1537-1539 (1999).

Other (2)

D. J. Richardson, T. M. Monro, W. Belardi, K. Furusawa, "Holey fibers: New possibilities for guiding and manipulating light," Proc. IEEE/LEOS Workshop Fiber Opt. Passive Compon. (2002) pp. 169-175.

K. P. Hansen, J. R. Jensen, C. Jacobsen, H. R. Simonsen, J. Broeng, P. M. W. Skovgard, A. Petersson, A. Bjarklev, "Highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with zero-dispersion at 1.55 um," Proc. OFC (2002) pp. FA9-1-FA9-3.

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