The backreflection of air-core photonic-bandgap fiber modes is computed for the first time. For the fundamental mode, the reflection is approximately 10^-6 in air and 3.3% in silica.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
V. Dangui, M. J. Digonnet, and G. S. Kino, "Determination of the Modal Reflection Coefficients in Air-Core Photonic-Bandgap Fiber Terminations," 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 CThK6.
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