The paper presents a fully vectorial analysis of bending losses in photonic crystal fibers employing edge/nodal hybrid elements and perfectly matched layers boundary conditions. The oscillatory character of losses vs. both the wavelength and the bending radius has been demonstrated. The shown oscillations originate from the coupling between the fundamental mode guided in the core and the gallery of cladding modes arising due to light reflection from the boundary between solid and holey part of the cladding.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
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