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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 22 — Nov. 3, 2003
  • pp: 2854–2861

Robust photonic band gaps for hollow core guidance in PCF made from high index glass

J. M. Pottage, D. M. Bird, T. D. Hedley, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, and P. J. Roberts  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 22, pp. 2854-2861 (2003)

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We report a new type of photonic bandgap that becomes substantial at remarkably low air-filling fractions (~60%) in triangular-lattice photonic crystal fibres (PCF) made from high index glass (n≳2.0). The ratio of inter-hole spacing to wavelength makes these new structures ideal for the experimental realisation of hollow-core PCF in the mid/far-infrared, where suitable glasses (e.g., tellurites and chalcogenides) tend to have high refractive indices.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2003
Published: November 3, 2003

J. Pottage, David Bird, T. Hedley, J. Knight, T. Birks, P. Russell, and P. Roberts, "Robust photonic band gaps for hollow core guidance in PCF made from high index glass," Opt. Express 11, 2854-2861 (2003)

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