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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17639–17644

Bend loss in structured optical fibres

Cicero Martelli, John Canning, Brant Gibson, and Shane Huntington  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17639-17644 (2007)

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Bend loss characterisation tests are carried out in two air-silica structured fibres: a periodic photonic crystal fibre and a non-periodic fibre. An explanation based on resonant coupling between interstitial zones accounts for the improved confinement of non-periodic structured optical fibres.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2007
Published: December 12, 2007

Cicero Martelli, John Canning, Brant Gibson, and Shane Huntington, "Bend loss in structured optical fibres," Opt. Express 15, 17639-17644 (2007)

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