We calculate the minimum loss and maximum relative bandgap as a function of the air-filling factor in a photonic bandgap fiber for n=1.4 to 2.8. The maximum relative bandgap accuratly indicates the lowest-loss air-filling factor.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
J. Hu and C. R. Menyuk, "Loss and Bandgap Analysis in Air-Core Photonic Bandgap Fiber for Nonsilica Glasses," 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 JWB55.
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