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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16619–16624

Comparative study of the effective single mode operational bandwidth in sub-wavelength optical wires and conventional single-mode fibers

Yongmin Jung, Gilberto Brambilla, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16619-16624 (2009)

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We present the first experimental comparison of effective single mode operation bandwidth in sub-wavelength optical wires (SOWs) and conventional single-mode fibers (SMFs). The full transmission spectrum, half-turn bend loss and mode field diameter were measured and compared for a variety of SMFs of different cut-off wavelength and a SOW. The SOW was shown to offer an enormously broadband single-mode operation bandwidth with a larger mode field area than the SMFs. Applications of SOWs include fiber lasers, sensors, photolithography and optical coherence tomography amongst others.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2009
Published: September 2, 2009

Yongmin Jung, Gilberto Brambilla, and David J. Richardson, "Comparative study of the effective single mode operational bandwidth in sub-wavelength optical wires and conventional single-mode fibers," Opt. Express 17, 16619-16624 (2009)

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