10 June 2006 Bandgap tuning in honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers by interstitial air holes
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Proceedings Volume 6344, Advanced Laser Technologies 2005; 63440T (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.693437
Event: Advanced Laser Technologies 2005, 2005, Tianjin, China
Using a plane wave expansion method, we numerically show that the bandgaps of honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers can be effectively tuned by interstitial air holes. It is shown that the number of bands varies with the filling fraction of interstitial air holes, and also that the width of the bands can be substantially increased by interstitial air holes. For a honeycomb photonic bandgap fiber with a large air filling fraction, the widths of the primary and secondary bandgaps are increased twice by interstitial air holes. In the case of a small air filling fraction, the relative sizes of the two gaps can reach up to 11.7% and 6.4% using interstitial air holes. Therefore, using interstitial air holes proves to be an effective way to tune the bandgaps of honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers.
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Yanfeng Li, Yanfeng Li, Ching-yue Wang, Ching-yue Wang, Minglie Hu, Minglie Hu, Bowen Liu, Bowen Liu, Xiwen Sun, Xiwen Sun, Lu Chai, Lu Chai, } "Bandgap tuning in honeycomb photonic bandgap fibers by interstitial air holes", Proc. SPIE 6344, Advanced Laser Technologies 2005, 63440T (10 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693437; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.693437


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