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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1477–1484

Hollow core photonic crystal fibers for beam delivery

G. Humbert, J. C. Knight, G. Bouwmans, P. St. J. Russell, D. P. Williams, P. J. Roberts, and B. J. Mangan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1477-1484 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001477


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Abstract

Hollow-core photonic crystal fibers have unusual properties which make them ideally suited to delivery of laser beams. We describe the properties of fibers with different core designs, and the observed effects of anti-crossings with interface modes. We conclude that 7-unit-cell cores are currently most suitable for transmission of femtosecond and sub-picosecond pulses, whereas larger cores (e.g. 19-cell cores) are better for delivering nanosecond pulsed and continuous-wave beams.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystals and holey fibers

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Citation
Georges Humbert, J. Knight, G. Bouwmans, P. Russell, D. Williams, P. Roberts, and B. Mangan, "Hollow core photonic crystal fibers for beam delivery," Opt. Express 12, 1477-1484 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-8-1477


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