We determine the optimal inner glass ring thickness and its dependence on the glass index in infrared PBGFs. We find that the optimal thickness is 0.04? and the optimal index is as small as possible.
© 2008 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
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
J. Hu and C. R. Menyuk, "Optimize Operational Bandwidth through Core Design in Air-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers for IR Transmission," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA9.
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