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25 April 2012 Modeling of photonic crystal fiber with polymer inclusions
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We have numerically investigated the guiding properties in a hybrid polymer/silica photonic crystal fiber (PCF). We considered poly-dimethylsiloxane (PDMS) as the infused polymer into the air-holes of PCF and we present how the modal properties of the fiber are affected due to PDMS inclusions. We numerically calculated the guiding and thermal properties of the hybrid structure in terms of the effective index, single-mode operation, confinement loss, numerical aperture (NA), effective modal area (EMA) and fraction of power into the polymer-filled cladding for different relative hole sizes, d/Λ (0.35-0.75) of the hybrid PCF whereas direct comparison with a conventional air-filled PCF is also shown. Further investigation of EMA, NA and fraction of power in the cladding with respect to thermal variations is also reported for a range of temperatures from 0°C to 100°C.
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Christos Markos, Kyriakos Vlachos, and George Kakarantzas "Modeling of photonic crystal fiber with polymer inclusions", Proc. SPIE 8426, Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres, 84260Y (25 April 2012);

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