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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5688–5698

Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres

T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5688-5698 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.005688


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Abstract

Experimental measurements of all-solid photonic bandgap fibres with an array of high-index rods in a low-index background revealed an unexpected variation of bend loss across different bandgaps. This behaviour was confirmed by calculations of photonic band structure, and explained with reference to the differing field distributions of the modes of the cladding rods. Our understanding was confirmed by further experiments, leading to proposals for the improvement of these fibres.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Citation
T. A. Birks, F. Luan, G. J. Pearce, A. Wang, J. C. Knight, and D. M. Bird, "Bend loss in all-solid bandgap fibres," Opt. Express 14, 5688-5698 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-12-5688


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