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Extending bandgap of air-core photonic bandgap fibers
Author(s): Liang Dong; Brian K. Thomas; Shigeru Suzuki; Libin Fu
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Paper Abstract

Air-core photonic bandgap fibers offer many unique properties and are critical to many emerging applications. A notable property is the high nonlinear threshold which is the key for applications at high peak powers. The strong interaction of light and air is also essential for a number of emerging applications, especially those based on nonlinear interactions and spectroscopy. For many of those applications, much wider transmission bandwidths are desired to accommodate a wider tuning range or a large number of optical wavelengths involved. All demonstrated air-core photonic bandgap fibers so far have a cladding of hexagonal lattice. The densely packed geometry of hexagonal stacking does not allow large nodes in the cladding, which are essential for a further increase of photonic bandgaps. On the other hand, a photonic cladding with a square lattice can potentially provide much larger nodes and consequently wider bandgap. In this work, the potentials of much wider bandgap with square lattice cladding are theoretically studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 78390S (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.866979
Show Author Affiliations
Liang Dong, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Brian K. Thomas, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Shigeru Suzuki, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Libin Fu, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7839:
2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2)
Juan Hernández-Cordero; Ismael Torres-Gómez; Alexis Méndez, Editor(s)

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