We report a silica hollow core photonic bandgap fiber with a minimum attenuation of 1.72 dB/km at 1565 nm wavelength and discuss the scaling of attenuation with wavelength and the minimum loss wavelength in this type of fiber.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(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
B. Mangan, L. Farr, A. Langford, P. J. Roberts, D. P. Williams, F. Couny, M. Lawman, M. Mason, S. Coupland, R. Flea, H. Sabert, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and R. S. J. Philip, "Low loss (1.7 dB/km) hollow core photonic bandgap fiber," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PD24.
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