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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 11735–11740

Single-mode all-silica photonic bandgap fiber with 20-μm mode-field diameter

O.N. Egorova, S.L. Semjonov, A.F. Kosolapov, A.N. Denisov, A.D. Pryamikov, D.A. Gaponov, A.S. Biriukov, E.M. Dianov, M.Y. Salganskii, V.F. Khopin, M.V. Yashkov, A.N. Gurianov, and D.V. Kuksenkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 11735-11740 (2008)

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An all-silica photonic bandgap fiber with a cladding index difference of approximately 2 % and diameter-to-pitch ratio (d/Λ) of 0.12 was fabricated and studied. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the properties of photonic bandgap fiber with such a small d/Λ. The fiber is single-mode in the fundamental bandgap. The mode field diameter in the 1000-1200 nm wavelength range is 19-20 μm. The minimum loss in the same range is 20 dB/km for a 30-cm bending diameter. In our opinion, all-silica photonic bandgap fiber can serve as a potential candidate for achieving single-mode propagation with a large mode area.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2008
Published: July 22, 2008

O. N. Egorova, S. L. Semjonov, A. F. Kosolapov, A. N. Denisov, A. D. Pryamikov, D. A. Gaponov, A. S. Biriukov, E. M. Dianov, M. Y. Salganskii, V. F. Khopin, M. V. Yashkov, A. N. Gurianov, and D. V. Kuksenkov, "Single-mode all-silica photonic bandgap fiber with 20-μm mode-field diameter," Opt. Express 16, 11735-11740 (2008)

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