Abstract

Coupling between leaky modes of collinear hollow-core Bragg fibers is considered. It is found that coupling is unusually strong because of resonant effects in the interfiber cavity when the fibers are touching each other and decreases dramatically with the first tens of nanometers of fiber separation. However, residual coupling with a strength proportional to the fiber radiation loss is long range, decreasing as an inverse square root of the interfiber separation and exhibiting periodic variation. The possibility of building a directional coupler from touching Bragg fibers is discussed in view of the findings.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Analysis of spectral characteristics of photonic bandgap waveguides

A. K. Abeeluck, N. M. Litchinitser, C. Headley, and B. J. Eggleton
Opt. Express 10(23) 1320-1333 (2002)

Remote coupling in Bragg fibers

Rumen Iliew, Christoph Etrich, and Falk Lederer
Opt. Lett. 29(14) 1596-1598 (2004)

Resonant directional coupling of hollow Bragg fibers

Maksim Skorobogatiy, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba
Opt. Lett. 29(18) 2112-2114 (2004)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription