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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 316–324

Solid photonic bandgap fiber assisted by an extra air-clad structure for low-loss operation around 1.5 μm

A. Bétourné, V. Pureur, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, L. Bigot, M. Perrin, and M. Douay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 316-324 (2007)

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We demonstrate that our previous loss results [1] in an all-solid photonic bandgap fiber were in fact limited by bend loss. A new design, based on the addition of an extra ring of air holes on the outside of the all-solid photonic bandgap structure, is then proposed, realized and characterized. We demonstrate that it significantly reduces both the fiber diameter and its sensitivity to bend loss.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

A. Bétourné, V. Pureur, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, L. Bigot, M. Perrin, and M. Douay, "Solid photonic bandgap fiber assisted by an extra air-clad structure for low-loss operation around 1.5 µm," Opt. Express 15, 316-324 (2007)

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