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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2004
  • pp: 818–820

Small-core single-mode microstructured polymer optical fiber with large external diameter

Joseph Zagari, Alexander Argyros, Nader A. Issa, Geoff Barton, Geoffrey Henry, Maryanne C. J. Large, Leon Poladian, and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 818-820 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000818


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Abstract

A preform sleeving technique is demonstrated that allows the fabrication of single-mode polymer microstructured fiber with the smallest core and hole dimensions yet reported to our knowledge. For a fixed triangular hole pattern a range of fibers is produced by adjustment to the operating conditions of the draw tower. Numerical modeling is carried out for one of the fibers produced with a 570-μm external diameter, a core diameter of 2.23 μm, an average hole diameter of 0.53 μm, and an average hole spacing of 1.38 μm. This fiber was shown to be endlessly single mode.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

Citation
Joseph Zagari, Alexander Argyros, Nader A. Issa, Geoff Barton, Geoffrey Henry, Maryanne C. J. Large, Leon Poladian, and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, "Small-core single-mode microstructured polymer optical fiber with large external diameter," Opt. Lett. 29, 818-820 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-8-818

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