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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 3000–3006

Experimental demonstration of the frequency shift of bandgaps in photonic crystal fibers due to refractive index scaling

G. Antonopoulos, F. Benabid, T. A. Birks, D. M. Bird, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 3000-3006 (2006)

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Experimental demonstration of the frequency shift of photonic bandgaps due to refractive index scaling using D2O-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibers is presented. The results confirm a simple scaling law for bandgaps in fibers in which the low-index medium is varied.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

G. Antonopoulos, F. Benabid, T. A. Birks, D. M. Bird, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, "Experimental demonstration of the frequency shift of bandgaps in photonic crystal fibers due to refractive index scaling," Opt. Express 14, 3000-3006 (2006)

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