Scalar model and exact vectorial description for the design analysis of hollow optical fiber components

Partha Roy Chaudhuri, Chao Lu, W. Xiaoyan

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Modal properties of a hollow optical fiber are investigated in terms of dispersion equations, propagation constants and field profiles, by using both scalar approximation and exact vectorial analysis. The modes are seen to exhibit "nearly degenerate" groups satisfying approximately the same dispersion relations. Typical hollow fiber components have been considered as example cases for numerical evaluation. The analysis provides an insight of the modal characteristics of this class of fibers, and should be useful as a ready tool to define design parameters for realizing this fiber based in-line components, e.g., mode converter, core mode blocker, etc., and more importantly to explore new possibilities with this fiber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-293
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • All-fiber components
  • Dispersion relation
  • Hollow optical fiber
  • Modal analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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