Optical Review

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 291–296 | Cite as

Analysis of thermal property in hollow-core polarization maintaining photonic crystal fibers

  • Chen-ge Wang
  • Xuan She
  • Kan Chen
  • Zhe Yang
  • Xing-fan Chen
  • Teng-chao Huang
  • Cheng Liu
Regular Paper


We study the thermal-induced variance of effective refractive indices (ERIs) and birefringence in several kinds of polarization maintaining fibers (PMF) and carry out numerical simulations by utilizing the finite element method (FEM). Responses under varying temperatures in these fibers are analyzed thoroughly. According to our computational results, hollow-core photonic crystal fibers (HC-PCFs) exhibit much more stable temperature-dependent ERIs and birefringence among these PMFs.


Thermo-optic Photoelastic Photonic crystal fiber Polarization maintaining Effective refractive index 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61601405, the Shanghai Aerospace Science and Technology Innovation Fund under Grant No. SAST2016086, the Joint Fund of Equipment Pre-research and Ministry of Education under Grant No. 6141A02022310.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of optical Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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