We investigate the scattering loss in photonic crystal fibers with different structures by using bi-directional OTDR measurement. Their intrinsic Rayleigh scattering coefficient is slightly less than that of conventional pure silica core single-mode fiber.
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(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
K. Tsujikawa, K. Tajima, K. Ieda, K. Nakajima, K. Kurokawa, K. Shiraki, and I. Sankawa, " Evaluation of Rayleigh Scattering Loss in Photonic Crystal Fibers by Using Bi-Directional OTDR Measurement," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OThA8.
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