Polarization properties of photonic bandgap holey fibers

Marcin Szpulak, Tadeusz Martynkien, Jacek Olszewski, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Tomasz Nasilowski, Francis Berghmans, Hugo Thienpont, Marco Van Uffelen, Pierre D'hondt

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    We numerically analyzed the polarization properties of two birefringent photonic bandgap holey fibers with different geometries. Our calculation method is fully vectorial and uses a hybrid edge/nodal finite element approache with PML absorbing boundery conditions. In both structures, we determined the spectral dependence of the phase modal birefringence and the spectral dependence of the losses for the fundamental modes of orthogonal polarizations. Our results show that the dependence of losses upon mode polarization is so high that both structures can be used as fiber polarizers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
    Place of PublicationWarsaw, Poland
    StatePublished - Aug 2005
    EventPhotonic Crystals and Fibers - Warsaw
    Duration: 30 Aug 20051 Sep 2005


    ConferencePhotonic Crystals and Fibers

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