Study on Single-Polarized Holey Fibers with Double-Hole Unit Cores for Cross-Talk Free Polarization Splitter

Zejun ZHANG  Yasuhide TSUJI  Masashi EGUCHI  Chun-ping CHEN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E101-C   No.8   pp.620-626
Publication Date: 2018/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E101.C.620
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Simulation Techniques and Their Applications for Electronics)
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Keyword: 
single-polarization single-mode,  photonic crystal fiber,  polarization splitter,  

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Summary: 
A single-polarization single-mode (SPSM) photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based on double-hole unit core is proposed in this paper for application to cross-talk free polarization splitter (PS). Birefringence of the PCF is obtained by adopting double-hole unit cells into the core to destroy its symmetry. With an appropriate cladding hole size, single x- or y-polarized PCF can be achieved by arranging the double-hole unit in the core along the x- or y-axis, respectively. Moreover, our proposed SPSM PCF has the potential to be applied to consist a cross-talk free PS. The simulation result by employing a vectorial finite element beam propagation method (FE-BPM) demonstrates that an arbitrary polarized incident light can be completely separated into two orthogonal single-polarized components through the PS. The structural tolerance and wavelength dependence of the PS have also been discussed in detail.