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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2012
  • pp: 8516–8520

Theoretical and experimental analysis of splicing between the photonic crystal fiber and the conventional fiber using grin fibers

De-qin Ouyang, Chun-yu Guo, Shuang-chen Ruan, Yi-ming Wu, Jin-hui Yang, Huai-qin Lin, and Hui-feng Wei  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 36, pp. 8516-8520 (2012)

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Photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) are widely used in all-fiber, high-power lasers and supercontinuum sources. However, the splice loss between PCFs and conventional fibers limits its development. Grin fibers and coreless fibers were used as a fiber lens to achieve low-loss, high-strength splicing between PCFs and single-mode fibers (SMFs). The beam propagation method was used to optimize the lengths of grin fibers and coreless fibers for a minimum splice loss. The splice loss changing with the lengths of grin fiber, coreless fiber, and the air-hole collapsed region was systematically studied theoretically and experimentally. Ultimately, a minimum splice loss of 0.26 dB at 1064 nm was realized between a high-nonlinear PCF and a conventional SMF with this method.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(350.2660) Other areas of optics : Fusion
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2012
Published: December 12, 2012

De-qin Ouyang, Chun-yu Guo, Shuang-chen Ruan, Yi-ming Wu, Jin-hui Yang, Huai-qin Lin, and Hui-feng Wei, "Theoretical and experimental analysis of splicing between the photonic crystal fiber and the conventional fiber using grin fibers," Appl. Opt. 51, 8516-8520 (2012)

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