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Title: Fusion splicing photonic crystal fibers and conventional single-mode fibers : microhole collapse effect
Authors: Xiao, L
Demokan, S
Jin, W 
Wang, Y
Zhao, CL
Keywords: Fusion splicing fibers
Micro-optical devices
Microstructure fabrication
Photonic crystal fiber
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: IEEE
Source: Journal of lightwave technology, Nov. 2007, v. 25, no. 11, p.3563-3574 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of lightwave technology 
Abstract: We investigate the microhole collapse property of different photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) and its effect on the splice loss using an electric arc fusion splicer. The physical mechanism of the splice loss for different kinds of PCFs is studied, and a guideline for splicing these PCFs and conventional single-mode fibers (SMFs) is proposed. We demonstrate a low-loss fusion splicing of five different PCFs with SMFs, including large-mode PCF, hollow-core PCF, nonlinear PCFs, and polarization-maintaining PCF.
ISSN: 0733-8724
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2007.907787
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