Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel type of bending-insensitive single-mode hole-assisted fiber that has a doped core and two layers of holes with two different airhole diameters. The fiber has a 9.3μm mode field diameter, a bending loss of 0.011dBturn at 1.55μm for a bending diameter of 10 mm, and a cutoff wavelength below 1.1μm. The fiber can be fusion spliced to a conventional single-mode fiber with low loss.

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  1. T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).
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    [CrossRef]

2004 (1)

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

2003 (1)

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 927 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

Hasegawa, T.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 9, 681 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasegawa, T. Saitoh, D. Nishioka, E. Sasaoka, and T. Hosoya, in 29th European Conference on Optical Communications (AEI Uffico Centrale, 2003), paper We2.7.3.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

Hogari, K.

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hosoya, T.

T. Hasegawa, T. Saitoh, D. Nishioka, E. Sasaoka, and T. Hosoya, in 29th European Conference on Optical Communications (AEI Uffico Centrale, 2003), paper We2.7.3.

Kawanishi, S.

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

Koshiba, M.

K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 927 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 9, 681 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

Kubota, H.

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

Nakajima, K.

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nishimura, M.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 9, 681 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

Nishioka, D.

T. Hasegawa, T. Saitoh, D. Nishioka, E. Sasaoka, and T. Hosoya, in 29th European Conference on Optical Communications (AEI Uffico Centrale, 2003), paper We2.7.3.

Onishi, M.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 9, 681 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

Saitoh, K.

K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 927 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Saitoh, T.

T. Hasegawa, T. Saitoh, D. Nishioka, E. Sasaoka, and T. Hosoya, in 29th European Conference on Optical Communications (AEI Uffico Centrale, 2003), paper We2.7.3.

Sankawa, I.

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sasaoka, E.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 9, 681 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasegawa, T. Saitoh, D. Nishioka, E. Sasaoka, and T. Hosoya, in 29th European Conference on Optical Communications (AEI Uffico Centrale, 2003), paper We2.7.3.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

Tajima, K.

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, M.

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

Tsuji, Y.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, Opt. Express 9, 681 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

Yamaguchi, S.

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

Yamamoto, T.

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

Zhou, J.

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 927 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

K. Nakajima, K. Hogari, J. Zhou, K. Tajima, and I. Sankawa, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 1737 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEICE Trans. Electron. (1)

S. Kawanishi, T. Yamamoto, H. Kubota, M. Tanaka, and S. Yamaguchi, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 336 (2004).

Opt. Express (1)

Other (2)

T. Hasegawa, T. Saitoh, D. Nishioka, E. Sasaoka, and T. Hosoya, in 29th European Conference on Optical Communications (AEI Uffico Centrale, 2003), paper We2.7.3.

T. Hasegawa, E. Sasaoka, M. Onishi, M. Nishimura, Y. Tsuji, and M. Koshiba, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), PD5 (2001).

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic representation of a HAF with two airhole rings.

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Fig. 2

Wavelength dependence of effective indices of the fundamental and higher-order modes.

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Fig. 3

Optical field distributions of (a) fundamental and (b) higher-order modes at 0.92 μ m .

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Fig. 4

Cross-sectional view of the fabricated HAF.

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Fig. 5

Multimode reference cutoff plot.

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Fig. 6

Dependence of leakage loss of the higher-order mode on the operating wavelength.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Experimental setup for bending-loss measurements.

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Fig. 8

Bending-loss as a function of bending diameter at 1.55 μ m .

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Splice-loss histogram for fusion splicing between a HAF and a SMF.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Characteristics of a HAF at 1.55 μ m

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