We discuss the potential advantages that hollow core photonic bandgap fibers may ultimately have over conventional all solid fibers and review the state-of-the-art, fundamental physical limits and the many technological challenges to be overcome.
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(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
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(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
F. Poletti, E. R. Numkam Fokoua, M. N. Petrovich, N. V. Wheeler, N. K. Baddela, J. R. Hayes, and D. Richardson, "Hollow Core Photonic Bandgap fibers for Telecommunications: Opportunities and Potential Issues," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTh1H.3.
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