A method for splicing hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber to step-index fiber using a commercial arc fusion splicer has been developed. These splices compare favorably with commercially available splices for nonlinear optical interactions with gases.
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R. Thapa, K. L. Corwin, and B. R. Washburn, "Splicing Hollow-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers to Step-Index Fibers Using an Arc Fusion Splicer," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWB64.