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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2888–2890

Ultraviolet guiding hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

Sébastien Février, Frédéric Gérôme, Alexis Labruyère, Benoît Beaudou, Georges Humbert, and Jean-Louis Auguste  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2888-2890 (2009)

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We present what we believe to be the first experimental demonstration of low-loss guiding of UV radiation in hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The “kagomé” latticed fiber was designed to guide 0.355 μ m wavelength radiation with 2   dB / m loss. Moreover, an excellent agreement between modeling and experimental results was obtained. From this comparison it was inferred that propagation loss only arises from the lack of confinement, thereby indicating that such fibers may be designed for even shorter wavelengths where material loss prohibits the use of fused silica as a core material. As an example, a fiber was designed to be operated at 0.25 μ m with 0.4 dB/m loss.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2009
Published: September 17, 2009

Sébastien Février, Frédéric Gérôme, Alexis Labruyère, Benoît Beaudou, Georges Humbert, and Jean-Louis Auguste, "Ultraviolet guiding hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 2888-2890 (2009)

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