Near-elliptic core polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber: Modeling birefringence characteristics and realization

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

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We investigate the modal birefringence behavior of a near-elliptic core index-guiding photonic crystal fiber (PCF) by using the first-order perturbation correction technique of mode analysis combined with semivectorial mode-field convergence method. The algorithm requires simple formulation, yields reasonably accurate results, and is efficient as needed for a design analysis; it is also applicable to any index-guiding regular structure/PCFs. The efficacy of our design tool has been verified with otherwise known solutions. Using this as a design recipe, we have realized PCFs with high birefringence characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1303
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric core
  • High birefringence
  • Modal analysis
  • Photonic crystal fiber (PCF)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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