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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1885–1887

Loss analysis of air-core photonic crystal fibers

Yong Xu and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 20, pp. 1885-1887 (2003)

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By using a multipole moment approach, we analyze the loss of an air-core photonic crystal fiber and demonstrate that it is possible reduce the transmission loss that is due to photon radiation leakage through the photonic crystal cladding to a level below 0.01 dB/km , with eight rings of air holes. An analogy is drawn between air-core photonic crystal fiber modes and Bragg fiber modes. The influence of material absorption in the silica glass is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

Yong Xu and Amnon Yariv, "Loss analysis of air-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 1885-1887 (2003)

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