Elliptical-hole photonic crystal fibers

M. J. Steel*, R. M. Osgood

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We study the dispersive properties of photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) with elliptical air holes. The unusual guidance of PCF leads to novel behavior of the birefringence, group-velocity walk-off, and dispersion parameters, including the possibility of zero walk-off with high birefringence in the single-mode regime. A number of these effects are closely tied to the underlying radiation states of the air-hole lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes


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