Simple structure dual-core photonic crystal fiber polarization beam splitter covering the O + E + S + C + L + U band based on the surface plasmon resonance effect

Qu, Yuwei, Yuan, Jinhui, Qiu, Shi, Zhou, Xian, Yan, Binbin, Wu, Qiang, Liu, Bin, Wang, Kuiru, Sang, Xinzhu, Long, Keping and Yu, Chongxiu (2021) Simple structure dual-core photonic crystal fiber polarization beam splitter covering the O + E + S + C + L + U band based on the surface plasmon resonance effect. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 38 (12). F50-F60. ISSN 0740-3224

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Abstract

In this paper, a simple structure dual-core photonic crystal fiber (SS-DC-PCF) polarization beam splitter (PBS) based on the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect and symmetric dual-core coupling mode theory is proposed. For the proposed SS-DC-PCF-1 PBS, the coupling lengths (CLs) and coupling length ratio (CLR) are analyzed, and the variations of the normalized output powers with the propagation length are investigated for the chosen wavelengths 1.434, 1.451, and 1.469 μm. The extinction ratio in cores A and B are compared at the three splitting lengths (SLs) 170, 173, and 176 μm. When the optimal SL is 176 μm, the splitting bandwidth (SB) is 255 nm (1.437-1.692 μm), and the insertion loss (IL) is less than 0.043 dB. The regulations of the CLs and CLR with the change of the structure parameters are analyzed. For the proposed SS-DC-PCF-2 PBS, the optimal SL is 232 μm, the SB is 201 nm (1.249-1.450 μm), and the IL is less than 0.042 dB. Finally, it is demonstrated that the total SB of the proposed SS-DC-PCF-1 PBS and SS-DC-PCF-2 PBS is 443 nm (1.249-1.692 μm), which can cover the OCECSCCCLCU band, even if the gold film thickness changes by μ1 nm. The proposed SS-DC-PCF PBS has excellent performances, such as ultrashort SL, ultrawide SB, ultralow IL, and good error-tolerance rate. It will have important applications in all-fiber optical systems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: National Key Research and Development Program of China (2019YFB2204001).
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 09:26
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 09:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47521

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