A new functionality of air holes, reduction of micro-bending loss, was analyzed and discussed. The optimum air-hole diameter arranged around the fiber edge to minimize micro-bending loss was also investigated.
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(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
Y. Tsuchida, K. Mukasa, and R. Sugizaki, "Analyzing a new mechanism of air holes to suppress micro-bending loss," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW2A.19.
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