Temperature-dependent bending loss characteristics of W-type photonic crystal fibres: design and analysis
The temperature-dependent bending loss characteristics of two solid-core W-typephotonic crystal fibres have been reported by employing full-vectorial finite element method. The bending loss characteristics of W-type-I photonic crystal fibrestructure have been found better than that of the W-type-II photonic crystal fibre structure. The proposed photonic crystal fibrestructures show significant nonlinearity and hence can be used in telecommunication and nonlinear applications such as visible to near-infrared supercontinuum generation. Macro-bend insensitive nature of the proposed photonic crystal fibres makes them suitable candidates for fibre-to-the-home applications.