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Design of microstructured optical fibers for applications in high-performance photonics

Grant number: 09/10286-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2009
Effective date (End): September 30, 2010
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
Principal Investigator:Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Grantee:Danilo Henrique Spadoti
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia (EE). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The objectives of this work are to propose and to investigate numerical and experimentally new designs for filled microstructured optical fiber. These new fibers will be designed to present different optical properties than the traditional microstructured fibers The change in the fiber characteristics will happen due to the selective filling of material in one specific hole cladding. This filled hole will work as a second core in the microstructured fibers, modifying its propagation characteristic. As a result, it will be possible to investigate different photonic structures, capable, for example, of guiding, to filter, bend, split, and couple the light. Therefore, it is possible to design devices based on fiber as: optical splitter, sensor, tapers, among other, essential for high-speed data commutation.

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