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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1045–1047

Comparative study of large-mode holey and conventional fibers

Joanne C. Baggett, Tanya M. Monro, Kentaro Furusawa, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 14, pp. 1045-1047 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001045


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Abstract

Little information exists regarding how large-mode holey fibers compare, in practical terms, with their conventional counterparts. We present what is to our knowledge the first experimental study of mode area and bend loss for a range of large-mode holey and conventional fibers. It is demonstrated here that large-mode holey fibers exhibit mode areas and bending losses that are comparable to those of conventional fibers at 1.55μ . However, the novel wavelength dependence of the numerical aperture in a holey fiber offers a significant advantage for broadband and short-wavelength applications in which single-mode operation is required.

© 2001 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
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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Joanne C. Baggett, Tanya M. Monro, Kentaro Furusawa, and D. J. Richardson, "Comparative study of large-mode holey and conventional fibers," Opt. Lett. 26, 1045-1047 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-14-1045


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