Accession Number:

AD1021944

Title:

Asymptotic Analysis of Silicon Based Bragg Fibers

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

California Institute of Technology Pasadena United States

Report Date:

2003-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We developed an asymptotic formalism that fully characterizes the propagation and loss properties of a Bragg fiber with finite cladding layers. The formalism is subsequently applied to miniature air-core Bragg fibers with Silicon-based cladding mirrors. The fiber performance is analyzed as a function of the Bragg cladding geometries, the core radius and the material absorption. The problems of fiber core deformation and other defects in Bragg fibers are also addressed using a finite-difference time-domain analysis and a Gaussian beam approximation, respectively.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE