Design Optimization of a Highly Birefringent and Highly Nonlinear Silicon Photonic Crystal Fiber

  • Ashish Kumar Ghunawat
  • Ritesh Chandra
  • Manish Tiwari
  • Ghanshyam Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 472)


This paper presents an optimum design for highly birefringent and highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber based on modified spiral photonic crystal fiber structure. The PCF structure includes an elliptical slot in the core of the fiber. The finite element method is used to investigate the guiding property. The simulation results show that nonlinear coefficient at 1.55 μm wavelength for X and Y polarization is 2951 and 1379, respectively. This design also offers high birefringence up to 0.292219 at 1550 nm wavelength. In addition to this, confinement factor is also reported and discussed.


Spiral photonic crystal fibers Birefringence Nonlinear coefficient Confinement factor Finite element method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Kumar Ghunawat
    • 1
  • Ritesh Chandra
    • 1
  • Manish Tiwari
    • 2
  • Ghanshyam Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ECEMalaviya National Institute of TechnologyJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of ECEManipal UniversityJaipurIndia

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