Abstract

A new ultra-low bending loss single-mode fiber with ring comprising nanometer sized features is designed and manufactured. Bending loss less than 0.1 dB/turn at 1550 nm and a bend radius of 5 mm is demonstrated. Other optical parameters of the fiber are fully compatible the standard telecommunications grade single-mode fibers.

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Opt. Lett. (3)

Science (1)

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, "Single mode photonic band gap guidance of light in air," Science 282, 1476-1478 (1998).

Other (7)

L.-A. de Montmorillon, P. Matthijsse, F. Gooijer, F. Achten, D. Molin, N. Montaigne, J. Maury, "Bend-optimized G.652D compatible trench-assisted single-mode fibers," Proc. 55th IWCS/Focus (2006) pp. 342-347.

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F. Wu, "A new G.652D, zero water peak fiber optimized for low bend sensitivity in access networks," IWCS 2006 (2006).

D. Allan, N. Borrelli, J. Fajardo, R. Fiacco, J. West, Photonic crystal fiber U.S. Patent 6 243 522 (2001).

Y. Bing, K. Ohsono, Y. Kurosawa, T. Kumagai, M. Tachikura, “Low-loss holey fiber,” (2005) Hitachi Cable Review No. 24.

D. C. Bookbinder, R. M. Fiacco, M. J. Li, M. T. Murtagh, P. Tandon, Microstructured optical fibers and methods, U.S. Patent 2 0070 104 437 (2007).

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