We report low-loss hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers free from surface modes. They have low attenuation over the full spectral width of the bandgap, and approximately halved dispersion and dispersion slope compared to previous fibers.
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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
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
R. Amezcua Correa, F. Gerome, S. G. Leon-Saval, N. G. Broderick, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight, "Control of Surface Modes in Low Loss Hollow-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JFG3.
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