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Ultra-large bandwidth hollow-core guiding in all-silica Bragg fibers with nano-supports

Vienne, Guillaume and Xu, Yong and Jakobsen, Christian and Deyerl, Hans-Jürgen and Jensen, Jesper B. and Sørensen, Thorkild and Hansen, Theis P. and Huang, Yanyi and Terrel, Matthew and Lee, Reginald K. and Mortensen, Niels A. and Broeng, Jes and Simonsen, Harald and Bjarklev, Anders and Yariv, Amnon (2004) Ultra-large bandwidth hollow-core guiding in all-silica Bragg fibers with nano-supports. Optics Express, 12 (15). pp. 3500-3508. ISSN 1094-4087.

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We demonstrate a new class of hollow-core Bragg fibers that are composed of concentric cylindrical silica rings separated by nanoscale support bridges. We theoretically predict and experimentally observe hollow-core confinement over an octave frequency range. The bandwidth of bandgap guiding in this new class of Bragg fibers exceeds that of other hollow-core fibers reported in the literature. With only three rings of silica cladding layers, these Bragg fibers achieve propagation loss of the order of 1 dB/m.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Optical Society of America. Received 20 May 2004; revised 15 July 2004; accepted 18 July 2004.
Subject Keywords:OCIS codes: (230.1480) Bragg reflectors, (060.2270) Fiber characterization, (060.2280) Fiber design and fabrication
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Deposited On:18 May 2005
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