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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 776–784

Tapered photonic crystal fibers

E. C. Mägi, P. Steinvurzel, and B.J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 776-784 (2004)

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We demonstrate the tapering of a photonic crystal fiber to achieve a microstructure pitch of less than 300 nm. We probe the tapered fiber in the transverse geometry to demonstrate the scaling of the photonic bandgaps associated with the microstructure. We show that the fundamental gap can be shifted down to the communications wavelengths, or even further to the visible spectrum. Our optical measurements are correlated with band structure calculations.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

E. Mägi, P. Steinvurzel, and B. Eggleton, "Tapered photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 12, 776-784 (2004)

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