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Low bending loss square-core optical fiber for optical communication
Author(s): P. F. Liu; J. Y. Sung; C. W. Chow; C. H. Yeh; Gary Chou; C. L. Pan
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we propose and demonstrate a single-mode square-core optical fiber for optical communications. In the proposed square-core single-mode-fiber (SC-SMF), high bandwidth-distance product and low bending loss can be achieved. In this paper, first of all, we discuss the single mode condition of the SC-SMF theoretically and numerically. Then, we discuss the fabrication of the SC-SMF. We also characterize the performances of the proposed SC-SMF, such as the bending loss, and compare it with the standard single mode fiber (SSMF). A 10 Gb/s transmission experiment using 200 m, 500 m and 1 km SC-SMFs are performed. Negligible power penalty is observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9507, Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 950706 (7 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178528
Show Author Affiliations
P. F. Liu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
J. Y. Sung, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
C. W. Chow, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
C. H. Yeh, Feng Chia Univ. (Taiwan)
Gary Chou, Prime Optical Fiber Corp. (Taiwan)
C. L. Pan, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9507:
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV
Kyriacos Kalli; Jiri Kanka; Alexis Mendez, Editor(s)

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