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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28597–28608

Hypocycloid-shaped hollow-core photonic crystal fiber Part I: Arc curvature effect on confinement loss

B. Debord, M. Alharbi, T. Bradley, C. Fourcade-Dutin, Y.Y. Wang, L. Vincetti, F. Gérôme, and F. Benabid  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28597-28608 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028597


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Abstract

We report on numerical and experimental studies showing the influence of arc curvature on the confinement loss in hypocycloid-core Kagome hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The results prove that with such a design the optical performances are strongly driven by the contour negative curvature of the core-cladding interface. They show that the increase in arc curvature results in a strong decrease in both the confinement loss and the optical power overlap between the core mode and the silica core-surround, including a modal content approaching true single-mode guidance. Fibers with enhanced negative curvature were then fabricated with a record loss-level of 17 dB/km at 1064 nm.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

Citation
B. Debord, M. Alharbi, T. Bradley, C. Fourcade-Dutin, Y.Y. Wang, L. Vincetti, F. Gérôme, and F. Benabid, "Hypocycloid-shaped hollow-core photonic crystal fiber Part I: Arc curvature effect on confinement loss," Opt. Express 21, 28597-28608 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28597


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