A Novel Gold Film-coated V-shape Dual-core Photonic Crystal Fiber Polarization Beam Splitter Covering the E+S+C+L+U Band

Yuwei Qu, Jinhui Yuan*, Shi Qiu, Xian Zhou, Feng Li, Binbin Yan, Qiang Wu*, Kuiru Wang, Xinzhu Sang, Keping Long, Chongxiu Yu

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel gold film-coated V-shape dual-core photonic crystal fiber (V-DC-PCF) polarization beam splitter (PBS) based on surface plasmon resonance effect is proposed. The coupling lengths of the X-polarization (X-pol) and Y polarization (Y-pol) and the corresponding coupling length ratio of the proposed V-DC-PCF PBS without gold film and with gold film are compared. The fiber structure parameters and thickness of the gold film are optimized through investigating their effects on the coupling lengths and coupling length ratio. As the propagation length increases, the normalized output powers of the X-pol and Y-pol of the proposed V-DC-PCF PBS at the three wavelengths 1.610, 1.631, and 1.650 µm are demonstrated. The relationships between the extinction ratio (ER), insertion loss (IL) and wavelength for the three splitting lengths (SLs) 188, 185, and 182 µm are investigated. Finally, it is demonstrated that for the proposed V-DC-PCF PBS, the optimal SL is 188 µm, the ILs of the X-pol and Y pol are less than 0.22 dB, and the splitting bandwidth (SB) can cover the E + S + C + L + U band. The proposed V-DC-PCF PBS has the ultra-short SL, ultra-wide SB, and ultra-low IL, so it is expected to have important applications in the laser, sensing, and dense wavelength division multiplexing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number496
JournalSensors
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2021

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