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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4922–4924

Photonic bandgap confinement in an all-solid tellurite-glass photonic crystal fiber

Joris Lousteau, Gerardo Scarpignato, Giorgos S. Athanasiou, Emanuele Mura, Nadia Boetti, Massimo Olivero, Trevor Benson, Phillip Sewell, Silvio Abrate, and Daniel Milanese  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4922-4924 (2012)

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We report on the fabrication and optical assessment of an all-solid tellurite-glass photonic bandgap fiber. The manufacturing process via a preform drawing approach and the fiber characterization procedures are described and discussed. The fiber exhibits some minor morphological deformations that do not prevent the observation of optical confinement within the fiber by bandgap effects. The experimental fiber attenuation spectrum displays clear bandgap confinement regions whose positions are confirmed by modeling the guiding properties of the ideal geometry using a plane-wave expansion method. The model identifies the bound modes of the structure and provides confirmation of experimentally observed mode field profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

Joris Lousteau, Gerardo Scarpignato, Giorgos S. Athanasiou, Emanuele Mura, Nadia Boetti, Massimo Olivero, Trevor Benson, Phillip Sewell, Silvio Abrate, and Daniel Milanese, "Photonic bandgap confinement in an all-solid tellurite-glass photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 4922-4924 (2012)

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