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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4770–4779

Design and characterization of single-mode holey fibers with low bending losses

Yukihiro Tsuchida, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4770-4779 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004770


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Abstract

As the fiber-to-the-home network construction increased, optical fiber cables are demanded to be easier to handle and require less space. Under this situation, a single mode fiber (SMF) permitting small bending radius is strongly requested. In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a novel type of bending-insensitive single-mode holey fiber that has a doped core and two layers of holes with different air-hole diameters. The fiber has a mode field diameter of 9.3 µm at 1.55 µm and a cutoff wavelength below 1.1 µm, and shows a bending loss of 0.011 dB/turn at 1.55 µm for a bending radius of 5 mm and a low splice loss of 0.08 dB per fusion-splicing to a conventional SMF.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Citation
Yukihiro Tsuchida, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba, "Design and characterization of single-mode holey fibers with low bending losses," Opt. Express 13, 4770-4779 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-12-4770


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