Comparative study of large-mode holey and conventional fibers

Joanne C. Baggett, Tanya M. Monro, Kentaro Furusawa, D. J. Richardson

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Little information exists regarding how large-mode holey fibers compare, in practical terms, with their conventional counterparts. We present what is to our knowledge the first experimental study of mode area and bend loss for a range of large-mode holey and conventional fibers. It is demonstrated here that large-mode holey fibers exhibit mode areas and bending losses that are comparable to those of conventional fibers at 1.55 μm. However, the novel wavelength dependence of the numerical aperture in a holey fiber offers a significant advantage for broadband and short-wavelength applications in which single-mode operation is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1047
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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