Guided waves in chiral optical fibers

Robert C. Qiu, I. Tai Lu

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The effect of chirality on the modal dispersion characteristics of optical fibers is investigated. Using a step¬index fiber as a numerical example, we show that adding chirality to the core changes the modal normalized propagation constants b, group delay, and waveguide dispersion drastically. Some potential applications are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3212-3219
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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