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Increasing the Numerical Aperture of Large-Core Microstructured Polymer Optical Fibers Using a ‘Y’-Bridge Cladding

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6 Author(s)
Docherty, A. ; Sch. of Math. & Stat., Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, NSW ; Poladian, L. ; Argyros, A. ; Large, M.C.J.
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There has been considerable recent success in fabricating large-core highly multimoded polymer air-clad fibers suspended by thin bridges. These thin bridges are constructed by surrounding a solid core preform by many capillary tubes, the adjacent walls of the capillary tubes fuse together and form bridges when the preform is drawn to fiber. Recently a different cladding technique has been demonstrated experimentally where the interstitial holes between capillary walls do not completely collapse and leave a gap at the core or cladding side of the bridge forming a 'Y'-shape. This paper investigates this 'Y'-bridge microstructured cladding and the potential for increased numerical aperture of different geometries of the bridge.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 11 )