Fusion splicing photonic crystal fibers and conventional single-mode fibers: Microhole collapse effect

Limin Xiao, M. S. Demokan, Wei Jin, Yiping Wang, Chun Liu Zhao

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3563-3574
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


  • Fusion splicing fibers
  • Micro-optical devices
  • Microstructure fabrication
  • Photonic crystal fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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