Microstructred optical fibres have aroused considerable interest since their initial invention. Among the interesting novel features associated with microstructured fibres are their “endlessly single mode”1 properties, easy tailorability for dispersion and polarization control, the possibility of large core single moded fibres, 2 and band-gap fibres in which the light is guided in air.3 These features mean that they are the subject of a growing research and development effort. In this paper we describe the first microstructed polymer optical fibre (MPOF), and discuss the additional features that MPOF may bring to the area of both polymer fibre and microstructured fibre research.

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