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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 1142–1149

Control of surface modes in low loss hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers

R. Amezcua-Correa, F. Gérôme, S. G. Leon-Saval, N. G. R. Broderick, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 1142-1149 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.001142


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Abstract

We report on the fabrication and characterization of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers that do not suffer from surface mode coupling within the photonic bandgap of the cladding. This enables low attenuation over the full spectral width of the bandgap - we measured a minimum loss of 15 dB/km and less than 50 dB/km over 300 nm for a fiber operating at 1550 nm. As a result of the increased bandwidth, the fiber has reduced dispersion and dispersion slope - by a factor of almost 2 compared to previous fibers. These features are important for several applications in high-power ultrashort pulse compression and delivery. Realizing these advances has been possible due to development of a modified fabrication process which makes the production of low-loss hollow-core fibers both simpler and quicker than previously.

© 2008 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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2008
Published: January 15, 2008

Citation
R. Amezcua-Correa, F. Gèrôme, S. G. Leon-Saval, N. G. R. Broderick, T. A. Birks, and J. C. Knight, "Control of surface modes in low loss hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Express 16, 1142-1149 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-2-1142


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