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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2003
  • pp: 1365–1370

Development of a system for laser splicing photonic crystal fiber

Joo Hin Chong and M. K. Rao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 1365-1370 (2003)

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Silica photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is a new type of fiber that has an array of microscopic air holes running along its length. Splicing PCF to standard single-mode fiber (SMF) is a challenging task, but it is also important because of the potential broad applications. Proper splicing of SMF to PCF is imperative in order to avoid collapsing of the PCF on the air holes; however, the two types of fiber require different laser powers for melting. A laser splicing system is developed to demonstrate its effectiveness at splicing between the large-mode-area PCF and SMF with low splice loss.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2003
Published: June 16, 2003

Joo Hin Chong and M. Rao, "Development of a system for laser splicing photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 11, 1365-1370 (2003)

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