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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2007
  • pp: 115–117

Fusion splicing small-core photonic crystal fibers and single-mode fibers by repeated arc discharges

Limin Xiao, Wei Jin, and M. S. Demokan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 115-117 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000115


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel method for low-loss splicing small-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) and single-mode fibers (SMFs) by repeated arc discharges using a conventional fusion splicer. An optimum mode field match at the interface of PCF–SMF and an adiabatic mode field variation in the longitudinal direction of the small-core PCF can be achieved by repeated arc discharges applied over the splicing joint to gradually collapse the air holes of the small-core PCF. This method is simple and offers a practical solution for light coupling between small-core PCFs and SMFs.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2006
Published: December 23, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Limin Xiao, Wei Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Fusion splicing small-core photonic crystal fibers and single-mode fibers by repeated arc discharges," Opt. Lett. 32, 115-117 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-2-115


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