First Demonstration of Photonic Bandgap Guidance in Hollow-core Photonic Bandgap Fibres with Square Lattice Cladding

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication - Post Deadline Papers
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Thomas, Brian K.; Suzuki, Shigeru; Fu, Libin; Dong, Liang (IMRA America Inc., 1044 Woodridge Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA)

Square lattice with much higher node-to-strut ratio is promising for significantly extending bandgaps in hollow-core fibres. First such fibres are achieved here. Minimum loss of 67dB/km is demonstrated along with potential for much extended bandgaps.