Photonic bandgaps in selectively filled photonic crystal fibers


  • Olga H. Jaworska Warsaw University of Technology
  • Sławomir Ertman



Simulations of selectively filled photonic crystal fibers using finite elements method were performed. Different patterns of filling were modeled and compared to an empty and fully filled fiber. Dependence of effective refractive indices of guided modes, phase birefringence and confinement losses on guided wavelength was investigated. A comparison of width of photonic bandgaps in different structures was made.

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How to Cite

O. H. Jaworska and S. Ertman, “Photonic bandgaps in selectively filled photonic crystal fibers”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 9, no. 3, pp. pp. 79–81, Sep. 2017.