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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12197–12202

Improved bending property of half-filled photonic crystal fiber

Yiping Wang, Xiaoling Tan, Wei Jin, Shujing Liu, Diqing Ying, and Yeuk Lai Hoo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12197-12202 (2010)

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A half-filling technique was demonstrated to improve the bending properties of a fluid-filled photonic crystal fiber. Such a technique can realize to fill selectively a fluid into half of air holes in a PCF. The bending properties of the half-filled PCF are quite different from those of the fully-filled PCF. Distinct bending properties were observed when the half-filled PCF was bent toward different fiber orientations. Especially, the transmission spectrum of the half-filled PCF was hardly affected while the fiber was bent toward the filled-hole orientation.

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OCIS Codes
(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: February 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2010
Published: May 25, 2010

Yiping Wang, Xiaoling Tan, Wei Jin, Shujing Liu, Diqing Ying, and Yeuk Lai Hoo, "Improved bending property of half-filled photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 18, 12197-12202 (2010)

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