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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 21912–21917

Effect of core boundary curvature on the confinement losses of hollow antiresonant fibers

Walter Belardi and Jonathan C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 21912-21917 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.021912


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Abstract

We use numerical simulations to investigate how the curvature of the fiber core boundary influences the attenuation of hollow antiresonant fibers. We show the importance of a “negative” curvature core boundary in reducing confinement losses and also how, for certain curvatures, optical power is coupled resonantly to cladding modes. We simulate bending losses and find results in agreement with previously-reported experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013

Citation
Walter Belardi and Jonathan C. Knight, "Effect of core boundary curvature on the confinement losses of hollow antiresonant fibers," Opt. Express 21, 21912-21917 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-21912


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