Abstract

A preform sleeving technique is demonstrated that allows the fabrication of single-mode polymer microstructured fiber with the smallest core and hole dimensions yet reported to our knowledge. For a fixed triangular hole pattern a range of fibers is produced by adjustment to the operating conditions of the draw tower. Numerical modeling is carried out for one of the fibers produced with a 570-µm external diameter, a core diameter of 2.23 µm, an average hole diameter of 0.53 µm, and an average hole spacing of 1.38 µm. This fiber was shown to be endlessly single mode.

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Joseph Zagari, Alexander Argyros, Nader A. Issa, Geoff Barton, Geoffrey Henry, Maryanne C. J. Large, Leon Poladian, and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, "Small-core single-mode microstructured polymer optical fiber with large external diameter: erratum," Opt. Lett. 29, 1560-1560 (2004)
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N. A. Issa and L. Poladian, J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 1005 (2003).
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M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
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B. Bosc and C. Toinen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 749 (1992).
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M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
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Fleming, S. C.

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M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
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Large, M. C. J.

Lobel, M.

Lyytikäinen, K.

K. Lyytikäinen, J. Zagari, G. Barton, and J. Canning, in Proceedings of the 11th International Plastic Optical Fibers Conference (International Cooperative POF, Yokohama, Japan, 2002), pp. 53–56.

Manos, S.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Bassett, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, Opt. Express 9, 319 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
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McPhedran, R. C.

Monro, T. M.

Mortensen, N. A.

Nicorovici, N. A. P.

Nielsen, M. D.

Padden, W.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Please, C. P.

Poladian, L.

N. A. Issa and L. Poladian, J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 1005 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Renversez, G.

Robinson, P. A.

Sounick, J.

Toinen, C.

B. Bosc and C. Toinen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 749 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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Townsend, J. S.

van Eijkelenborg, M. A.

Wittorf, R.

Wu, S.

S. Wu, J. Phys. Chem. 74, 632 (1970).

Young, P.

Zagari, J.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, J. Zagari, S. Manos, N. A. Issa, I. Bassett, S. C. Fleming, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, and N. A. P. Nicorovici, Opt. Express 9, 319 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Argyros, I. M. Bassett, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, M. C. J. Large, J. Zagari, N. A. P. Nicorovici, R. C. McPhedran, and C. M. de Sterke, Opt. Express 9, 813 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Lyytikäinen, J. Zagari, G. Barton, and J. Canning, in Proceedings of the 11th International Plastic Optical Fibers Conference (International Cooperative POF, Yokohama, Japan, 2002), pp. 53–56.

Zhou, Z.

Zimmerman, K.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

B. Bosc and C. Toinen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 749 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. Chem.

S. Wu, J. Phys. Chem. 74, 632 (1970).

Opt. Express

Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst.

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, G. Barton, I. M. Bassett, M. Fellew, G. Henry, N. A. Issa, M. C. J. Large, S. Manos, W. Padden, L. Poladian, and J. Zagari, Opt. Fiber Technol. Mater. Devices Syst. 9, 199 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

N. P. Bansal and R. H. Doremus, Handbook of Glass Properties (Academic, New York, 1986).

K. Lyytikäinen, J. Zagari, G. Barton, and J. Canning, in Proceedings of the 11th International Plastic Optical Fibers Conference (International Cooperative POF, Yokohama, Japan, 2002), pp. 53–56.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Microscope image of the 570-µm-diameter small-core microstructured polymer fiber. The microstructure is located in the 118-µm-diameter central region of the fiber (unresolved at this magnification).

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Fig. 2

Scanning electron microscopy image of the central core region of the fiber in Fig. 1. (Image courtesy of the Electron Microscopy Unit, University of Sydney.)

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Fig. 3

Measured contour plot of the guided mode profile for the fiber shown in Fig. 1 with a 2.23-µm core diameter. Contours trace the 90%, 70%, 30%, and 5% intensity levels and are all confined within the first ring of airholes that define the core (see Fig. 2).

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Fig. 4

Calculated intensity profiles at 633 nm for (a) the fundamental mode and (b) the second-order mode.

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Table 1 Effect of Drawing Conditions on Fiber Characteristics

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Table 2 Mode Confinement Losses as a Function of Wavelength

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