Splicing Hollow-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers to Step-Index Fibers Using an Arc Fusion Splicer

Rajesh Thapa, Kristan L. Corwin, Brian R. Washburn
Dept. of Physics, Kansas State Univ., USA

A method for splicing hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber to step-index fiber using a commercial arc fusion splicer has been developed. These splices compare favorably with commercially available splices for nonlinear optical interactions with gases.

This work was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division,
Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, and by
the National Science Foundation.

Submitted to CLEO/QELS, May 2006 in Long Beach, CA.

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