We demonstrate a highly tunable photonic bandgap fiber, which has a core diameter of 25µm, and a bandgap tuning sensitivity of 27nm/°C at room temperature. The insertion loss is estimated to be less than 0.5dB.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
T. T. Alkeskjold, J. Lægsgaard, A. Bjarklev, D. Hermann, J. Broeng, J. Li, S. Gauza, and S. Wu, "Highly Tunable Large Core Single-Mode Liquid Crystal Photonic Bandgap Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CFK1.