We formulate a simple model based on mass conservation to accurately predict the structural parameters of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers from knowledge of the second stage preforms from which they are drawn. We show that combining this model with precalculated property maps can allow real-time prediction of the optical properties of manufactured fibers.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2013
Published: April 19, 2013
Eric Numkam Fokoua, Marco N. Petrovich, Naveen K. Baddela, Natalie V. Wheeler, John R. Hayes, Francesco Poletti, and David J. Richardson, "Real-time prediction of structural and optical properties of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers during fabrication," Opt. Lett. 38, 1382-1384 (2013)