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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1547–1549

All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and D. M. Atkin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 1547-1549 (1996)

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We report the fabrication of a new type of optical waveguide: the photonic crystal fiber. It consists of a pure silica core surrounded by a silica–air photonic crystal material with a hexagonal symmetry. The fiber supports a single robust low-loss guided mode over a very broad spectral range of at least 458–1550 nm.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 8, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, "All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding," Opt. Lett. 21, 1547-1549 (1996)

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