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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2000
  • pp: 206–208

Holey fibers with random cladding distributions

Tanya M. Monro, P. J. Bennett, N. G. R. Broderick, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 206-208 (2000)

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We provide what is to our knowledge the first direct confirmation that light can be guided in a holey fiber with randomly distributed air holes in the cladding. We also show that many of the features previously attributed to periodic holey fibers, in particular, single-mode guidance at all wavelengths, can also be obtained with random holey fibers. We provide insight into exactly how sensitive a holey fiber's optical properties are to the details of the cladding profile.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

Tanya M. Monro, P. J. Bennett, N. G. R. Broderick, and D. J. Richardson, "Holey fibers with random cladding distributions," Opt. Lett. 25, 206-208 (2000)

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