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Double glass and glass-air photonic crystal fibers
Author(s): I. Kujawa; M. Lusawa; D. Pysz; R. Buczynski; R. Stepien
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Paper Abstract

Most photonic crystal fibers are made by stacking rods and tubes of a single glass. It is universal procedure to create an air-glass perform which is drawn into a final fiber. It is difficult to obtain an air-glass structure with topology similar to design one in practice. An alternative approach is to replace air holes with glass micro-rods in the considered structures. Use of multicomponent glass allows obtaining a large contrast between microrods and background glass. As a result index guiding and photonic bandgap fibers can be fabricated. In this paper we compare properties of air-glass and double glass structures and report on fabrication double glass structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6608, Lightguides and Their Applications III, 66080H (9 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739356
Show Author Affiliations
I. Kujawa, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
M. Lusawa, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
D. Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
R. Buczynski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
R. Stepien, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6608:
Lightguides and Their Applications III

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