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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1372–1376

Low-loss photonic crystal fibers for transmission systems and their dispersion properties

M.D. Nielsen, C. Jacobsen, N.A. Mortensen, J.R. Folkenberg, and H.R. Simonsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1372-1376 (2004)

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We report on a single-mode photonic crystal fiber with attenuation and effective area at 1550 nm of 0.48 dB/km and 130 µm2, respectively. This is, to our knowledge, the lowest loss reported for a PCF not made from VAD prepared silica and at the same time the largest effective area for a low-loss (<1 dB/km) PCF. We briefly discuss the future applications of PCFs for data transmission and show for the first time, both numerically and experimentally, how the group velocity dispersion is related to the mode field diameter.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

M. Nielsen, C. Jacobsen, N. Mortensen, J. Folkenberg, and H. Simonsen, "Low-loss photonic crystal fibers for transmission systems and their dispersion properties," Opt. Express 12, 1372-1376 (2004)

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