Abstract

Using a novel computational method, the fundamental mode in index-guided microstructured optical fibers with genuinely infinite cladding is studied. It is shown that this mode has no cut-off, although its area grows rapidly when the wavelength crosses a transition region. The results are compared with those for w-fibers, for which qualitatively similar results are obtained.

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Aust. J. Phys. (1)

R.C. McPhedran, L.C. Botten, A.A. Asatryan, N.A. Nicorovici, C.M. de Sterke, and P.A. Robinson, �??Ordered and disordered photonic bandgap materials,�?? Aust. J. Phys. 52, 791-809 (1999).

J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Kawakami and S. Nishida, �??Characteristics of a doubly clad optical fiber with a low-index inner cladding,�?? J. Quantum Electron. 10, 879-887 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

L. C. Botten, N. A. Nicorovici, R. C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, and A. A. Asatryan, �??Photonic band structure calculations using scattering matrices,�?? Phys. Rev. E 64, 046603:1�??20 (2001).

Phys. Rev. E. (1)

S. Wilcox, L.C. Botten, R.C. McPhedran, C.G. Poulton, and C.M. de Sterke, �??Exact modelling of defect modes in photonic crystals,�?? in press, Phys. Rev. E.

Other (2)

A.W. Snyder and J.D. Love, Optical waveguide theory (Chapman and Hall, London, 1983).

A. Bjarklev, J. Broeng, and A.S. Bjarklev, Photonic crystal fibers (Kluwer, Boston, 2003).

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