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Opt Lett. 2005 Aug 1;30(15):1920-2.

Improved air-silica photonic crystal with a triangular airhole arrangement for hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber design.

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  • 1Netwvork Technology Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553.


We propose an improved photonic crystal (PC) cladding design for existing air-guiding photonic bandgap (PBG) fibers whose cladding airholes are arranged in a triangular lattice pattern. By increasing the sizes of concentrated silica regions in the cladding PC, we can have a larger degree of freedom in controlling the cladding bandgap regions. We predict that a fiber made from this type of cladding would perform better in terms of the PBG-guiding wavelength range, radiation loss owing to finite cladding size, and the ability to avoid surface mode problems.

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