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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2261–2264

Highly tunable large-core single-mode liquid-crystal photonic bandgap fiber

Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold, Jesper Lægsgaard, Anders Bjarklev, David Sparre Hermann, Jes Broeng, Jun Li, Sebastian Gauza, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 10, pp. 2261-2264 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.002261


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Abstract

We demonstrate a highly tunable photonic bandgap fiber, which has a large-core diameter of 25 μ m and an effective mode area of 440 μ m 2 . The tunability is achieved by infiltrating the air holes of a photonic crystal fiber with an optimized liquid-crystal mixture having a large temperature gradient of the refractive indices at room temperature. A bandgap tuning sensitivity of 27   nm / ° C is achieved at room temperature. The insertion loss is estimated to be less than 0.5   dB and caused mainly by coupling loss between the index-guided mode and the bandgap-guided mode.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2005

Citation
Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold, Jesper Lægsgaard, Anders Bjarklev, David Sparre Hermann, Jes Broeng, Jun Li, Sebastian Gauza, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Highly tunable large-core single-mode liquid-crystal photonic bandgap fiber," Appl. Opt. 45, 2261-2264 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-10-2261

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