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Ultra low bending loss equiangular spiral photonic crystal fibers in the terahertz regime

Agrawal, A., Kejalakshmy, N., Uthman, M. , Rahman, B. M., Kumar, A. & Grattan, K. T. V. (2012). Ultra low bending loss equiangular spiral photonic crystal fibers in the terahertz regime. AIP Advances, 2, doi: 10.1063/1.4726055

Abstract

An Equiangular Spiral Photonic Crystal Fiber (ES-PCF) design in Topas® for use in the Terahertz regime is presented. The design shows ultra low bending loss and very low confinement loss compared to conventional Hexagonal PCF (H-PCF). The ES-PCF has excellent modal confinement properties, together with several parameters to allow the optimization of the performance over a range of important characteristics. A full vector Finite Element simulation has been used to characterize the design which can be fabricated by a range of techniques including extrusion and drilling.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: bending, drilling, extrusion, finite element analysis, holey fibres, optical design techniques, optical fibre fabrication, optical fibre losses, photonic crystals, waveguide discontinuities
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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