The first data transmission over air-guiding photonic bandgap (PBG) fibre is demonstrated. A 10 Gbit/s signal was successfully transmitted at 1550 nm over 150 m of singlemode PBG fibre, thus demonstrating their applicability to optical communications. Furthermore, the impact of the polarisation properties of PBG fibres is highlighted experimentally.
Peucheret, C., Zsigri, B., Hansen, T. P., & Jeppesen, R. (2005). 10 Gbit/s transmission over air-guiding photonic bandgap fibre at 1550 nm. Electronics Letters, 41(1), 27-29. https://doi.org/10.1049/el:20057202