Numerical analysis of hollow core photonic band gap fibers with modified honeycomb lattice
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- Vincetti, L., Maini, M., Poli, F. et al. Opt Quant Electron (2006) 38: 903. doi:10.1007/s11082-006-9015-y
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An accurate analysis of the air-guiding in hollow core photonic bandgap fibers with a modified honeycomb air-hole lattice has been carried out. The influence of the hollow core dimension, as well as of the cladding geometric parameters on the confinement loss, the nonlinear coefficient and the single-mode behaviour of the fibers has been investigated through a full-vector modal solver based on the finite element method. Simulation results have shown that confinement loss lower than 0.1 dB/km, a nonlinear parameter lower than 0.01 (W · km)−1 and an effectively single-mode behaviour over a wavelength range of about 150 nm can be achieved with eight air-hole ring modified honeycomb fibers.