Symmetry and birefringence in microstructured optical fibers

M. J. Steel*, T. P. White, C. M. De Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, L. C. Botten

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Symmetry prohibits birefringence in perfect photonic crystal fibers. Numerical methods not respecting symmetry require care in use. We present results in accord wn accord with symmetry arguments, using methods both respecting and breaking the fiber symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference and International Conference on Quantum Information
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOSA Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)078036594I
ISBN (Print)1557526559
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fiber Conference - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 17 Mar 200122 Mar 2001


OtherOptical Fiber Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA


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