Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 48–54 | Cite as

Distributed gain from multilayer photonic crystal fibers with negative-refraction materials

  • Tinggen Shen
  • Mingyang Fang
  • Junfeng Ma
  • Xuehua Song
  • Zhenghua Li


Distributed optical amplification from photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs) with layered structure composed of positive-and negative-refraction materials is studied by the finite-difference time-domain method. We found that the transmission spectra, with transmissivity far greater than unity at discrete transmission bands, have a band-gap structure with distributed gain, but the optical gain for defect modes is much smaller than that for transmitting modes, and maxima usually occur at the upper-and lower-band edges. This suggests that PCFs can be employed in dense wavelength-division multiplexed fiber-optics communication systems as transmission media carrying optical signals without crosstalk.


transmission spectra multilayer PCFs negative-refraction materials distributed gain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tinggen Shen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mingyang Fang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Junfeng Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xuehua Song
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhenghua Li
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.Department of Telecommunication EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  3. 3.Communication T&R SectionZhenjiang Watercraft CollegeZhenjiangChina

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