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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6291–6296

An improved photonic bandgap fiber based on an array of rings

J. M. Stone, G. J. Pearce, F. Luan, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, A. K. George, and D. M. Bird  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6291-6296 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006291


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Abstract

We describe the modeling, fabrication and characterization of a silica-core photonic bandgap fiber based on a 2-d array of raised-index cladding rings. The use of rings to form the cladding is shown to re-order the cladding modes in such a way as to broaden the photonic band gaps and reduce bend sensitivity. We compare the performance of the ring fiber with that of a similar fiber made using solid rods.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Citation
J. M. Stone, G. J. Pearce, F. Luan, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, A. K. George, and D. M. Bird, "An improved photonic bandgap fiber based on an array of rings," Opt. Express 14, 6291-6296 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-13-6291


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