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Design of bent photonic crystal fiber supporting a single polarization

Rahman, B. M., Uthman, M., Kejalakshmy, N. , Agrawal, A. & Grattan, K. T. V. (2011). Design of bent photonic crystal fiber supporting a single polarization. Applied Optics, 50(35), pp. 6505-6511. doi: 10.1364/ao.50.006505


In this work, it is shown that the differential loss between the TE- and TM-polarized fundamental modes in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber (PCF) can be enhanced by bending the fiber. As a result, a design approach for single-mode single-polarization operation has been developed and is discussed. A rigorous full-vectorial H-field-based finite element approach, which includes the conformal transformation and the perfectly matched layer, is used to determine the single-polarization properties of such a highly birefringent PCF by exploiting its differential bending losses.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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