New slant on photonic crystal fibers

Hong C. Nguyen*, Peter Domachuk, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Michael J. Steel, Martin Straub, Min Gu, Mikhail Sumetsky

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We present the novel use of microstructured optical fibers not as "light-pipes", but in a transverse geometry to manipulate the light propagating across the fiber. Fundamental and higher-order bandgaps were observed experimentally in this geometry using a number of techniques. The comparison of the measured spectra with photonic band structure and Finite-Difference Time-Domain simulations provide strong evidence that the spectral features are a result of the periodic nature of the fiber microstructure in the transverse direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1528-1539
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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