Abstract

The photonic bandgaps (PBGs) of honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers (HPBFs) with and without interstitial air holes (IAHs) are numerically investigated. It is shown that the IAHs can increase the width of PBGs in HPBFs, and also that at the same moderate total air filling fraction, HPBFs with IAHs produce more uniform PBGs than those without IAHs. The bandgap behavior is qualitatively explained using the node-and-vein concept.

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IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (2)

M. Chen, R. Yu, �??Analysis of photonic bandgaps in modified honeycomb structures,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.16, 819-821 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Yan, X. Yu, P. Shum, C. Lu, Y. Zhu, �??Honeycomb photonic bandgap fiber with a modified core design,�?? IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 16, 2051-2053 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

J.C. Knight, �??Photonic crystal fibres,�?? Nature 424, 847-851 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Broeng, S.E. Barkou, A. Bjarklev, J.C. Knight, T.A. Birks, P.St.J. Russell, �??Highly increased photonic band gaps in silica/air structures,�?? Opt. Commun. 156, 240-244 (1998).
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Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Science (2)

J.C. Knight, J. Broeng, T.A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, �??Photonic band gap guidance in optical fibers,�?? Science 282, 1476-1478 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Russell, �??Photonic crystal fibers,�?? Science 299, 358-362 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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A. Bjarklev, J. Broeng, A.S. Bjarklev, Photonic Crystal Fibres (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003).

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