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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1157–1159

Simplified hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

Frédéric Gérôme, Raphaël Jamier, Jean-Louis Auguste, Georges Humbert, and Jean-Marc Blondy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1157-1159 (2010)

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An original design of hollow-core photonic crystal fiber composed of a thin silica ring suspended in air by six silica struts is proposed. This structure can be viewed as a simplified Kagomé-lattice fiber reduced to one layer of air holes. By working on the core surround parameters, an efficient antiresonant air guiding was successfully demonstrated. Two large low-loss windows (visible/IR) were measured with a minimum attenuation less than 0.2 dB m at yellow wavelengths, comparable with state-of-the-art designs. The curvature behavior was also studied, showing low bending loss sensitivity for the fundamental transmission band. These relevant features might open a new route to propose original hollow-core fiber designs while making their production simpler and faster than previously.

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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: January 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2010
Published: April 12, 2010

Frédéric Gérôme, Raphaël Jamier, Jean-Louis Auguste, Georges Humbert, and Jean-Marc Blondy, "Simplified hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 1157-1159 (2010)

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