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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28609–28616

Hypocycloid-shaped hollow-core photonic crystal fiber Part II: Cladding effect on confinement and bend loss

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


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28609-28616 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028609


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Abstract

We report on numerical and experimental studies on the influence of cladding ring-number on the confinement and bend loss in hypocycloid-shaped Kagome hollow core photonic crystal fiber. The results show that beyond the second ring, the ring number has a minor effect on confinement loss whereas the bend loss is strongly reduced with the ring-number increase. Finally, the results show that the increase in the cladding ring-number improves the modal content of the fiber.

© 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 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

Citation
M. Alharbi, T. Bradley, B. Debord, C. Fourcade-Dutin, D. Ghosh, L. Vincetti, F. Gérôme, and F. Benabid, "Hypocycloid-shaped hollow-core photonic crystal fiber Part II: Cladding effect on confinement and bend loss," Opt. Express 21, 28609-28616 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28609


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