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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1017–1019

Measurement of the wavelength dependence of beam divergence for photonic crystal fiber

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, P. M. Blanchard, J. G. Burnett, and A. H. Greenaway  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 1017-1019 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001017


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Abstract

We report measurements of the wavelength dependence of beam divergence for single-mode photonic crystal fiber. These measurements confirm predictions of strongly wavelength-dependent beam divergence, consistent with the effective-index model for the photonic crystal cladding material.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials

Citation
M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, P. M. Blanchard, J. G. Burnett, and A. H. Greenaway, "Measurement of the wavelength dependence of beam divergence for photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 24, 1017-1019 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-15-1017


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