24 February 2010 Birefringent selectively liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers
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In this paper we employ the full-vector finite-difference frequency-domain (FDFD) method to theoretically investigate the birefringent characteristics of three kinds of selectively liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). These birefringent PCFs are fabricated by asymmetrically infiltrating high-index liquids into the air holes of the PCFs. The birefringence values and the confinement losses of these birefringent selectively liquid-filled PCFs are compared and discussed. We also demonstrate the fabrication of the birefringent selectively liquid-filled PCFs, and the birefringence values can be successfully measured by using an optical fiber Sagnac interferometer.
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Jia-Hong Liou, Jia-Hong Liou, Sheng-Shuo Huang, Sheng-Shuo Huang, Chin-Ping Yu, Chin-Ping Yu, "Birefringent selectively liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers", Proc. SPIE 7609, Photonic and Phononic Crystal Materials and Devices X, 76091L (24 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840580; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840580
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