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Characterization of all-glass photonic band gap fiber
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In this paper we report on the fabrication and characterization of a double glass micro-structured fiber with low index core and photonic cladding made of high index micro-rods. Micro rods are made of lead-oxide F2 commercially available glass (SCHOTT Inc.) with a refractive index nD=1.619, while as background we use a borosilicate NC21 glass with a refractive index nD=1.533. The fiber cladding is composed of 8 rings of F2 glass micro rods ordered in hexagonal lattice. A core is created by replacement of seven F2 rods with NC21 rods. A fabricated fiber has a linear filling factor of 0.75 and micro rods diameter of 1.2 μm. A core has a diameter of 3.7 μm while cladding and total fiber diameter are 42,6μm and 120 μm, respectively. Using supercontinuum source we have measured transmission properties of the fabricated fiber. Based on measurements of the fiber samples of 18-80 cm long we have identified two photonic band gaps. Fist band gap is localized in visible range at 610 nm central wavelength. The second broadband photonic band gap is localized in near infrared and it is 80 nm wide at 840 nm central wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7141, 16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 71411J (20 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822400
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Ryszard Buczynski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Ireneusz Kujawa, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Marzenna Lusawa, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Martynkien, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Francis Berghmans, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Tomasz Nasilowski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Ryszard Stepien, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7141:
16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Agnieszka Popiolek-Masajada; Elzbieta Jankowska; Waclaw Urbanczyk, Editor(s)

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