The analogy between photonic crystal fibres and step index fibres

T.A. Birks, D. Mogilevtsev, J.C. Knight, Jes Broeng, P.J. Roberts, J.A. West, D.C. Allan, J.C. Fajardo

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    Abstract

    The propagation constant of a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) can be approximated by substituting the effective V-value and NA into a formula valid for step index fibers (SIF), provided the V-value is defined with a core radius of 0.625 $Lambda@. V$PRM and NA must still be computed. Care must be taken when using expressions that implicitly contain derivatives of V$PRM or NA. The second mode is cut-off around the V-value of 4.1 or 2.55.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of OFC´ 99
    Publication date1999
    Pages114-116
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event1999 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 21 Feb 199926 Feb 1999
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    Conference

    Conference1999 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period21/02/199926/02/1999
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