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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13547–13556

Experimental investigations of bending loss oscillations in large mode area photonic crystal fibers

T. Martynkien, J. Olszewski, M. Szpulak, G. Golojuch, W. Urbanczyk, T. Nasilowski, F. Berghmans, and H. Thienpont  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13547-13556 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.013547


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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally that bending loss in large mode area photonic crystal fibers oscillates with wavelength. To do so we carried out loss measurements for different fiber bend radii and for different angular orientations. These results confirm the oscillatory behavior of bending loss vs. wavelength as predicted recently by numerical analysis [J. Olszewski et al., Opt. Express 13, 6015 (2005)]. We also found good agreement between our measurement results and our simulations relying on a finite element method with perfectly matched layers and an equivalent index model.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2007
Published: October 1, 2007

Citation
T. Martynkien, J. Olszewski, M. Szpulak, G. Golojuch, W. Urbanczyk, T. Nasilowski, F. Berghmans, and H. Thienpont, "Experimental investigations of bending loss oscillations in large mode area photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 15, 13547-13556 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-21-13547


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