Abstract

We report the fabrication of long lengths of mechanically robust holey fiber and what is believed to be the first demonstration of their splicing. These practical advances have permitted what is to our knowledge the first detailed characterization of a holey fiber near 1.5 µm. We compare dispersion measurements with our numerical predictions and confirm that our model can be used to predict accurately holey fiber properties.

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1999 (2)

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, N. G. R. Broderick, and P. J. Bennett, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1093 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

Atkin, D. M.

Bennett, P. J.

Birks, T. A.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, Opt. Lett. 21, 1547 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Broderick, N. G.

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, and N. G. Broderick, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG3.

Broderick, N. G. R.

Broeng, J.

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

DiGiovanni, D. J.

R. S. Windeler, J. L. Wagener, and D. J. DiGiovanni, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG1.

Gander, M. J.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jones, J. D. C.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Knight, J. C.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, Opt. Lett. 21, 1547 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McBride, R.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mogilevtsev, D.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Monro, T. M.

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, N. G. R. Broderick, and P. J. Bennett, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1093 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, and N. G. Broderick, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG3.

Richardson, D. J.

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, N. G. R. Broderick, and P. J. Bennett, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1093 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, and N. G. Broderick, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG3.

Russell, P. St. J.

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, Opt. Lett. 21, 1547 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Senior, J. M.

J. M. Senior, Optical Fiber Communications (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1992), pp. 226, 795.

Wagener, J. L.

R. S. Windeler, J. L. Wagener, and D. J. DiGiovanni, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG1.

Windeler, R. S.

R. S. Windeler, J. L. Wagener, and D. J. DiGiovanni, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG1.

Electron. Lett. (1)

M. J. Gander, R. McBride, J. D. C. Jones, D. Mogilevtsev, T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 35, 64 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Science (1)

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 282, 1476 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, and N. G. Broderick, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG3.

R. S. Windeler, J. L. Wagener, and D. J. DiGiovanni, in Digest of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), paper FG1.

J. M. Senior, Optical Fiber Communications (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1992), pp. 226, 795.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

SEM of the fiber that was tested. The 20µm HF is attached to the inner wall of the protective glass jacket (outer diameter, 250 µm). The absence of a hole in the center forms the core. 1 micron=1 µm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reconstructed index profile4 used in our model, as derived from the SEM in Fig. 1. The predicted mode at 1.55 µm is superimposed (contours are spaced 1 dB apart).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

GVD and time delay observed for pulses propagating through 6.5 m of HF.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

GVD as predicted by our numerical model over a wide wavelength range. The short solid segment shows the experimental data given in Fig. 3.

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