Pressure-assisted low-loss fusion splicing between photonic crystal fiber and single-mode fiber

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Tao Zhu
  • Fufeng Xiao
  • Laicai Xu
  • Min Liu
  • Ming Deng

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24465-24471
Journal / PublicationOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2012

Abstract

We demonstrate low-loss splicing between a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) and a single-mode fiber (SMF) with a conventional electric-arc fusion splicer, where nitrogen gas (N2) with a proper pressure is pumped into the air holes of the PCF to control the air-hole collapse ratio so as to optimize the mode-field match at the joint. The method is applicable to both solid-core and hollow-core PCFs. With this method, we achieve a splice loss (measured at 1550 nm) of ∼0.40 dB for a solid-core PCF and ∼1.05 dB for a hollow-core PCF. The method could find wide applications in the fabrication of PCFbased devices. © 2012 Optical Society of America.

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Pressure-assisted low-loss fusion splicing between photonic crystal fiber and single-mode fiber. / Zhu, Tao; Xiao, Fufeng; Xu, Laicai; Liu, Min; Deng, Ming; Chiang, Kin Seng.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 22, 22.10.2012, p. 24465-24471.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal