Observation and analysis of cladding modes in photonic crystal fiber

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lim, Sun Do; Park, Hyun Chul; Kim, Byoung Yoon (Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701, Korea)
Lim, Sun Do; Lee, Sang Bae (Photonics Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 136-791, Korea)
Hwang, In-Kag (Department of Physics, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, 500-757, Korea)

We report the observation of cladding modes that are the lowest-order modes having the major optical power in the air-hole region of a photonic crystal fiber. The field profiles agree well with numerical calculation corresponding to LP16-mode groups.