Low-loss splicing of photonic crystal fibres by controlled hole collapse

Z. Chen, C. Xiong, L.M. Xiao, W.J. Wadsworth, T.A. Birks

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Abstract

Low-loss splices have been formed between small-core photonic crystal fibres and fibres with much larger mode field diameters. The PCF's core is enlarged using controlled hole collapse before splicing with a conventional electric-arc fusion splicer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Chen, Z., Xiong, C., Xiao, L. M., Wadsworth, W. J., & Birks, T. A. (2009). Low-loss splicing of photonic crystal fibres by controlled hole collapse. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers