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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19131–19140

Double antiresonant hollow core fiber – guidance in the deep ultraviolet by modified tunneling leaky modes

Alexander Hartung, Jens Kobelke, Anka Schwuchow, Katrin Wondraczek, Jörg Bierlich, Jürgen Popp, Torsten Frosch, and Markus A. Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19131-19140 (2014)

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Guiding light inside the hollow cores of microstructured optical fibers is a major research field within fiber optics. However, most of current fibers reveal limited spectral operation ranges between the mid-visible and the infrared and rely on complicated microstructures. Here we report on a new type of hollow-core fiber, showing for the first time distinct transmission windows between the deep ultraviolet and the near infrared. The fiber, guiding in a single mode, operates by the central core mode being anti-resonant to adjacent modes, leading to a novel modified tunneling leaky mode. The fiber design is straightforward to implement and reveals beneficial features such as preselecting the lowest loss mode (Gaussian-like or donut-shaped mode). Fibers with such a unique combination of attributes allow accessing the extremely important deep-UV range with Gaussian-like mode quality and may pave the way for new discoveries in biophotonics, multispectral spectroscopy, photo-initiated chemistry or ultrashort pulse delivery.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2014
Published: July 30, 2014

Alexander Hartung, Jens Kobelke, Anka Schwuchow, Katrin Wondraczek, Jörg Bierlich, Jürgen Popp, Torsten Frosch, and Markus A. Schmidt, "Double antiresonant hollow core fiber – guidance in the deep ultraviolet by modified tunneling leaky modes," Opt. Express 22, 19131-19140 (2014)

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