Dispersion-flattened polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber for nonlinear applications

Dora Juan Juan Hu, Perry Ping Shum, Chao Lu, Guobin Ren

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In this paper, we propose a novel photonic crystal fiber design to achieve high birefringence, high nonlinearity with a flattened dispersion profile. The air holes which are embedded in silica are arranged in triangular lattice configuration. In the core region, an air hole is introduced as the central defect to flatten the dispersion curve. The shape of the defect air hole is deliberately designed elliptical so that high birefringence in the PCF is obtained for polarization-maintaining purpose. The structural parameters are carefully selected to optimize the optical properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4072-4076
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2009


  • Birefringence
  • Dispersion
  • Nonlinearity
  • Photonic crystal fiber
  • Polarization-maintaining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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