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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2446–2448

Polycarbonate hollow-core microstructured optical fiber

Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, and Sergio G. Leon-Saval  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2446-2448 (2008)

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A hollow-core microstructured polymer optical fiber is fabricated from polycarbonate material and guidance by inhibited coupling in a two-layer structure is demonstrated in two strong transmission bands with minimum losses of 9.0 dB m at 800 nm and 3.1 dB m at 1550 nm . The latter corresponds to a loss well below the polycarbonate material loss at this wavelength, and to our knowledge it is the lowest loss hollow-core polymer fiber reported to date. The short-term operational temperature limit of the fiber is shown to be 135 ° C , significantly higher than that of conventional polymer optical fibers made of other polymers.

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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
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Alexander Argyros, and Sergio G. Leon-Saval, "Polycarbonate hollow-core microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 2446-2448 (2008)

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