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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30500–30506

Low-loss photonic crystal fiber fabricated by a slurry casting method

Tamotsu Yajima, Jun Yamamoto, Futoshi Ishii, Toshihiko Hirooka, Masato Yoshida, and Masataka Nakazawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30500-30506 (2013)

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We present a novel technique for fabricating photonic crystal fiber (PCF) that employs a slurry casting method to produce a silica PCF preform. By combining this approach with an OH reduction process, a low-loss PCF (1.1 dB/km at 1.55 μm and 3.1 dB/km at 1.38 μm) was successfully fabricated. Furthermore, by employing air-hole pressure control in the drawing process, a minimum loss of 0.86 dB/km was obtained. This method provides highly flexible air-hole structures and a low fabrication cost.

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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

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2013
Published: December 4, 2013

Tamotsu Yajima, Jun Yamamoto, Futoshi Ishii, Toshihiko Hirooka, Masato Yoshida, and Masataka Nakazawa, "Low-loss photonic crystal fiber fabricated by a slurry casting method," Opt. Express 21, 30500-30506 (2013)

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