Optimizing the Curvature of Elliptical Cladding Elements to Reduce Leakage Loss in Antiresonant Hollow Core Fibres

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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Putten, Lieke D. van; Numkam Fokoua, Eric; Mousavi, Seyedmohammad A.; Belardi, Walter; Poletti, Francesco (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK)

We study systematically the effect of the curvature of glass membranes on the confinement loss of an antiresonant negative curvature hollow core fibre. Optimum curvatures are found that can reduce the fibre loss by orders of magnitude.