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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2011
  • pp: 511–515

Single-Mode Photonic Crystal Fiber Design With Ultralarge Effective Area and Low Bending Loss for Ultrahigh-Speed WDM Transmission

Takashi Matsui, Taiji Sakamoto, Kyozo Tsujikawa, Shigeru Tomita, and Makoto Tsubokawa

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 511-515 (2011)

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We propose a new photonic crystal fiber design with a W-shaped effective index profile to achieve the largest effective area $(A_{\rm eff})$ for telecommunication use. We realized a 220-$\mu$m$^{2} \ A_{\rm eff}$ while achieving both a cable cutoff wavelength of less than 1300 nm and a bending loss compatible with ITU-T recommendations G.655 and G. 656.

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Takashi Matsui, Taiji Sakamoto, Kyozo Tsujikawa, Shigeru Tomita, and Makoto Tsubokawa, "Single-Mode Photonic Crystal Fiber Design With Ultralarge Effective Area and Low Bending Loss for Ultrahigh-Speed WDM Transmission," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 511-515 (2011)

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