Analysis of light scattering from surface roughness in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers

Numkam Fokoua, Eric, Poletti, Francesco and Richardson, David J. (2012) Analysis of light scattering from surface roughness in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers. Optics Express, 20, (19), 20980-20991. (doi:10.1364/OE.20.020980). (PMID:23037221).


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We present a theoretical method for analyzing radiation loss from surface roughness scattering in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers (HC-PBGFs). We treat the scattering process as induced dipole radiation and combine statistical information about surface roughness, mode field distribution and fibre geometry to accurately describe the far-field scattering distribution and loss in fibers with an arbitrary cross-sectional distribution of air holes of any shape. The predicted angular scattering distribution, total scattering loss and the loss wavelength dependence are all shown to agree well with reported experimental data. Our method yields a simpler result than that obtained by more complex approaches and is to the best of our knowledge the first successful attempt to accurately describe roughness scattering in HC-PBGFs.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OE.20.020980
ISSNs: 1094-4087 (print)
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Keywords: fiber optics, scattering, optical communications
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 345522
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
10 September 2012Published
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 14:22
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:37
Transforming the Internet Infrastructure: The Photonic HyperHighway
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/I01196X/1)
Led by: David Neil Payne
1 November 2010 to 31 October 2016

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