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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11354–11361

Aircore microstructure fibers with suppressed higher-order modes

John M. Fini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11354-11361 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011354


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Abstract

A strategy for suppressing higher-order modes in aircore bandgap fibers is proposed. Simulations confirm that significant suppression of unwanted modes is achieved by including index-matched air-guiding structures in the cladding. Suppressing higher-order modes offers to improve the fundamental loss limit in aircore fibers, addressing a key obstacle to the development of this technology.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Citation
John M. Fini, "Aircore microstructure fibers with suppressed higher-order modes," Opt. Express 14, 11354-11361 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-23-11354


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