7 May 2015 Low bending loss square-core optical fiber for optical communication
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In this work, we propose and demonstrate a single-mode square-core optical fiber for optical communications. In the proposed square-core single-mode-fiber (SC-SMF), high bandwidth-distance product and low bending loss can be achieved. In this paper, first of all, we discuss the single mode condition of the SC-SMF theoretically and numerically. Then, we discuss the fabrication of the SC-SMF. We also characterize the performances of the proposed SC-SMF, such as the bending loss, and compare it with the standard single mode fiber (SSMF). A 10 Gb/s transmission experiment using 200 m, 500 m and 1 km SC-SMFs are performed. Negligible power penalty is observed.
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P. F. Liu, J. Y. Sung, C. W. Chow, C. H. Yeh, Gary Chou, C. L. Pan, "Low bending loss square-core optical fiber for optical communication", Proc. SPIE 9507, Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, 950706 (7 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178528; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178528
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