We propose that the transmission of hollow-core photonic crystal fibres is ultimately limited by scattering from roughness due to frozen-in surface capillary waves. This is confirmed by measurements of the surface roughness in a HC-PCF, the angular distribution of the power scattered out of the core, and the wavelength dependence of the minimum loss of fibres drawn to different scales.
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Transparent Optical Networks, 2005, Proceedings of 2005 7th International Conference - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …
|Conference||Transparent Optical Networks, 2005, Proceedings of 2005 7th International Conference|
|Period||1/01/05 → …|
- capillary waves
- photonic bandgap fibre
- optical fibre attenuation
- hollow-core photonic crystal fibre
- frozen-surface capillary wave
- fibre fabrication
- photonic crystals
- optical fibre fabrication
- optical fibre dispersion
Birks, T. A., Roberts, P. J., Couny, F., Sabert, H., Mangan, B. J., Williams, D. P., ... Russell, P. S. J. (2005). The fundamental limits to the attenuation of hollow-core photonic crystal fibres. Paper presented at Transparent Optical Networks, 2005, Proceedings of 2005 7th International Conference, .