Low-Loss Hollow-Core Anti-Resonant Fibers With Semi-Circular Nested Tubes

Selim Habib, Ole Bang, Morten Bache

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Hollow-core fibers with a single ring of circular antiresonant tubes as the cladding provide a simple way of getting a negative-curvature hollow core, resulting in broadband low-loss transmission with little power overlap in the glass. These fibers show a significant improvement in loss performance if the antiresonant tubes have nested tubes inside them, and here we investigate the role of the shape and position of these nested elements. By allowing the circular nested elements to become semi-circular, we selectively change the position or curvature of the nested elements. We find that the loss performance is quite insensitive to the curvature of the nested element, while the distance from the core boundary to the outer perimeter of the nested element is much more critical. Interestingly, the additional freedom of the semicircular nested elements allows optimizing them for a better loss performance than the ideal full-circle design.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4402107
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number2
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Microstructured fibers
  • Fiber optics
  • Fiber properties
  • Fiber design and fabrication

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