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: PDF

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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.