Photonic Crystal Fibers
R. Buczynski
Information Optics Group, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University, Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
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Photonic crystal fibers are a new class of optical fibers. Their artificial crystal-like microstructure results in a number of unusual properties. They can guide light not only through a well-known total internal reflection mechanism but using also photonic bandgap effect. In this paper different properties possible to obtain in photonic crystal fibers are reviewed. Fabrication and modeling methods are also discussed.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.106.141
PACS numbers: 42.81.-i, 42.70.Qs