Abstract

Intermodal interference in photonic crystal fibres, single mode over long lengths, is measured over a short length. Akin to conventional fibres, this poses a potential problem for practical device utilisation of photonic crystal fibres. We note that given the existing widespread fabrication capability of this fibre and indications that some commercial use in devices will come to fruition, the need for standardising measurement techniques, analogous to ITU standards for conventional fibre, specific to photonic crystal fibres will be required.

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J.L.Archambault, R.J.Black, J.Bures, F.Gonthier, S.Lacroix and C.Saravanos,"Fiber core profile characterization by measuring group velocity equalization wavelengths," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 351-353 (1991)
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International Microwave & Optoelect. (1)

K. Lyytikäinen, J. Canning, J. Digweed and J. Zagari, �??Geometry control of air-silica structured optical fibres using pressurisation,�?? Proceedings of International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, Parana, Brazil, Sept 20-23, 2 (2003), pp.1001-5

J. Lightwave Tech. (1)

N.A. Issa and L. Poladian, �??Vector wave expansion method for leaky modes of microstructured optical fibres,�?? J. Lightwave Tech. 21, 1005-12 (2003)
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Optics (1)

P.Hlubina, "The mutual interference of modes of a few-mode fiber waveguide analysed in the frequency domain," J. Mod. Optics 42, 2385-2399 (1995)

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Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt.Eng. (1)

I.Turek, I.Martin�?ek, R.Stránsky, "Interference of modes in optical fibers," Opt.Eng. 39, 1304-1309 (2000)
[CrossRef]

Recent Res.Devel. in Optical Eng (1)

I.Turek, I.Martin�?ek, D.Ká�?ik, P.Peterka, K.Grondžák, �??Intermodal interference as a tool for optical fibre diagnostics�?? in Recent Res.Devel. in Optical Eng editor S.G.Pandalai, 5(2003), pp.61-81, Trivandrum, India

Science (1)

R.F. Cregan, B.J. Mangan, J.C. Knight, T.A. Birks, P.St.J. Russell et al., �??Single-mode photonic band gap guidance of light in air,�?? Science 285, 1537-39 (1999)
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee, Transmission Media Characteristics, Vol. III �?? Fascicle 111.3, Recommendations G.601-G.654 (International Telecommunications Union, ITU, Geneva, 1988)

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