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Extremely small-core photonic crystal fiber fusion splicing with a single-mode fiber
Author(s): Bruno D. Tiburcio; Gil M. Fernandes; Armando N. Pinto
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Paper Abstract

We present a low-loss fusion splicing of a non-linear photonic-crystal fiber (NL-PCF) with a single-mode fiber (SMF), helped by an intermediate fiber, using a electric-arc splicer. We also analysed the splice loss between SMF and intermediate fiber, as a function of the electrical discharge duration, to achieve a low-loss transition between SMF and intermediate fiber, through a thermally expanded core splice (TEC). The NL-PCF has a external cladding diameter of 105 μm, a core diameter of 1.7 μm and mode-field diameter (MFD) of 1.5 μm. We also performed mechanical strength tests to verify the robustness of the splice joints obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 8785FF (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2027586
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Bruno D. Tiburcio, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Gil M. Fernandes, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Armando N. Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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