Abstract

We analyze the waveguide properties of microstructure optical fibers consisting of a silica core surrounded by a single ring of large air holes. Although the fibers can support numerous transverse spatial modes, coupling between these modes even in the presence of large perturbations is prevented for small core dimensions, owing to a large wave-vector mismatch between the lowest-order modes. The result is an optical fiber that can appear single mode with propagation properties that can be achieved only in multimode waveguides.

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H. G. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 213 (1985); S. J. Garth and C. Pask, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 243 (1992).

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R. H. Stolen, J. E. Bjorkholm, and A. Ashkin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 308 (1974); Y. Fujii, B. S. Kawasaki, K. O. Hill, and D. C. Johnson, Opt. Lett. 5, 48 (1980).

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Barkou, S.

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H. G. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 213 (1985); S. J. Garth and C. Pask, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 243 (1992).

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J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).

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Pask, C.

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Ranka, J. K.

Richardson, D.

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Silvestre, E.

Stentz, A. J.

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen, J. E. Bjorkholm, and A. Ashkin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 308 (1974); Y. Fujii, B. S. Kawasaki, K. O. Hill, and D. C. Johnson, Opt. Lett. 5, 48 (1980).

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H. G. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 213 (1985); S. J. Garth and C. Pask, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 243 (1992).

Winn, J. N.

J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, and J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Princeton U. Press, Princeton, N. J., 1995).

Yevick, D.

1999 OSA Technical Digest Series

J. Broeng, S. E. Barkou, and A. Bjarklev, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference, 1999 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1999), paper ThG2.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

H. G. Winful, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 213 (1985); S. J. Garth and C. Pask, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 243 (1992).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. H. Stolen, J. E. Bjorkholm, and A. Ashkin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 308 (1974); Y. Fujii, B. S. Kawasaki, K. O. Hill, and D. C. Johnson, Opt. Lett. 5, 48 (1980).

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Lett.

Science

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).

Other

D. Marcuse, Theory of Dielectric Optical Waveguides (Academic, Boston, Mass., 1991); A. Snyder and J. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, New York, 1983).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, Boston, 1995).

J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, and J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Princeton U. Press, Princeton, N. J., 1995).

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