Fusion splicing small-core photonic crystal fibers and single-mode fibers by repeated arc discharges

Limin Xiao, Wei Jin, M. S. Demokan

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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel method for low-loss splicing small-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) and single-mode fibers (SMFs) by repeated arc discharges using a conventional fusion splicer. An optimum mode field match at the interface of PCF-SMF and an adiabatic mode field variation in the longitudinal direction of the small-core PCF can be achieved by repeated arc discharges applied over the splicing joint to gradually collapse the air holes of the small-core PCF. This method is simple and offers a practical solution for light coupling between small-core PCFs and SMFs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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