Abstract

The emergence of a dielectric omnidirectional multilayer structure [1]-[4] opens new opportunities for low loss broad-band guiding of light in air. We demonstrate the effectiveness of such an approach by fabricating a broad-band, low-loss hollow waveguide in the 10-m region and measuring its transmission around a 90 bend. The generality of the solution enables the application of the method to many wavelengths of interest important in telecommunication applications as well as for guiding high-power lasers in medical and other fields of use.

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  1. N. Croitoru, J. Dror, and I. Gannot, "Characterization of hollow fibers for the transmission of infrared radiation," Appl. Opt., vol. 29, pp. 1805-1809, 1990.

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