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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7258–7263

Splicing Ge-doped photonic crystal fibers using commercial fusion splicer with default discharge parameters

Yiping Wang, Hartmut Bartelt, Sven Brueckner, Jens Kobelke, Manfred Rothhardt, Klaus Mörl, Wolfgang Ecke, and Reinhardt Willsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7258-7263 (2008)

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A novel technique for splicing a small core Ge-doped photonic crystal fiber (PCF) was demonstrated using a commercial fusion splicer with default discharge parameters for the splicing of two standard single mode fibers (SMFs). Additional discharge parameter adjustments are not required to splice the PCF to several different SMFs. A low splice loss of 1.0~1.4 dB is achieved. Low or no light reflection is expected at the splice joint due to the complete fusion of the two fiber ends. The splice joint has a high bending strength and does not break when the bending radius is decreased to 4 mm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2008
Published: May 5, 2008

Yiping Wang, Hartmut Bartelt, Sven Brueckner, Jens Kobelke, Manfred Rothhardt, Klaus Mörl, Wolfgang Ecke, and Reinhardt Willsch, "Splicing Ge-doped photonic crystal fibers using commercial fusion splicer with default discharge parameters," Opt. Express 16, 7258-7263 (2008)

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