Applied Physics B

, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 65–74

Polarization splitting filter characteristics of Au-filled high-birefringence photonic crystal fiber

Article

Abstract

Polarization splitting wavelength-selective characteristics of Au-filled high-birefringence photonic crystal fiber (HB-PCF) based on the finite element method is investigated. Numerical results show that the polarization splitting effect can be observed in metal-filled HB-PCF. The resonances points and strength in two polarizations can be adjusted by changing the fiber birefringence, the pitch between the adjacent air holes and the size of the metal wires. Finally, two kinds of Au-filled HB-PCFs with completely polarization splitting and filtering characteristics in communication wavelength are designed. Results show that this polarization splitting effect in metal-filled HB-PCF is very useful for further studies in polarization-dependent wavelength-selective applications and other fiber-based plasmonic devices.

Keywords

Birefringence Photonic crystal fiber Surface plasmons Filters 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Du
    • 1
  • S.-G. Li
    • 1
  • S. Liu
    • 1
  • X.-P. Zhu
    • 1
  • X.-X. Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyCollege of Science, Yanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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