Microbending effects in hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers
Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland
Proceedings: ECOC 2016
Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Numkam Fokoua, Eric; Chen, Yong; Richardson, David J.; Poletti, Francesco (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK)
We developed a model for the study of how microbends affect the operation of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers. Increased loss due to intermodal coupling is predicted. Preliminary experimental observations are in good agreement with the model’s predictions.