Investigating the characteristics of highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber using a semi-vectorial field convergence method

Partha Roy Chaudhuri, Zhao Chunliu, Varghese Paulose, Jianzhong Hao, Chao Lu

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We study the modal birefringence behaviour of a near-elliptic core index-guiding photonic crystal fiber (PCF) intended for high birefringence applications. The analysis is based on a semi-vectorial field convergence algorithm combined with the perturbation correction technique of mode calculation. The approach is accurate, simple to implement, and much faster than any of the existing methods. The efficacy of our design analysis has been verified by comparing the results with otherwise known solutions. Using this analysis as a design recipe, we have realized PCF of reasonably high birefringence characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAPOC 2003: Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications: Optical Fibers and Passive Components - Wuhan, China
Duration: 4 Nov 20036 Nov 2003


  • Asymmetric core
  • High-birefringence
  • Modal analysis
  • Photonic crystal fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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