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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20626–20636

Square-lattice large-pitch hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

F. Couny, P. J. Roberts, T. A. Birks, and F. Benabid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20626-20636 (2008)

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We report on the design, fabrication and characterization of silica square-lattice hollow core photonic crystal fibers optimized for low loss guidance over an extended frequency range in the mid-IR region of the optical spectrum. The fiber’s linear optical properties include an ultra-low group velocity dispersion and a polarization cross-coupling as low as -13.4dB over 10m of fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

F. Couny, P. J. Roberts, T. A. Birks, and F. Benabid, "Square-lattice large-pitch hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 16, 20626-20636 (2008)

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