Phase locking in a passive multicore photonic crystal fiber

Arash Mafi, Jerome V. Moloney

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We investigate the possibility of phase locking in a multicore photonic crystal fiber. We analyze the modal behavior of photonic crystal fibers with two and six cores and compare them with the usual single-core case. We also show how the strength of the coupling among modes belonging to different cores can be controlled by adjusting the size of the airholes between the waveguiding cores. We then analyze the Talbot effect in the case of the six-core photonic crystal as a pseudoperiodic structure and show that there exists the possibility of using a Talbot resonator to achieve phase locking in multicore photonic crystal fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)897-902
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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