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Low-loss and low-back-reflection hollow-core to standard fiber interconnection

Low-loss and low-back-reflection hollow-core to standard fiber interconnection
Low-loss and low-back-reflection hollow-core to standard fiber interconnection
We present a new approach to permanently interconnect hollow-core fiber (HCF) to solid-core fiber, which does not involve fusion splicing. Our approach is based on a modification of the glue-based fiber-array technology routinely used for fiber pigtailing of planar lightwave circuits. The resulting interconnection provides for a low insertion loss due to the fact that the HCF microstructure is not deformed during the gluing (low temperature) process that is almost impossible to achieve with the standard (high temperature) fusion splicing method. Furthermore, this low temperature technique enables the reposition and preservation of thin films deposited at the solid-to-hollow core fiber interface, allowing for additional functionality without the introduction of extra losses or any increase in complexity. To demonstrate this, we have applied an anti-reflection (AR) coating. A further feature of our approach is the ability to control very precisely the length of the graded-index (GRIN) fiber mode field (MF) adapter inserted in between the standard single-mode fiber (SMF-28) and the HCF. We show experimentally how the length of the GRIN fiber MF adapter influences the coupling between the SMF-28 and the fundamental as well as higher order modes of the HCF. We coupled between SMF-28 (10µm Mode Field Diameter, (MFD)) and the fundamental mode of a 19-cell hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber (HC-PBGF, 21.1µm MFD) with the lowest-ever reported insertion loss of 0.30dB per interface.
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Komanec, Matej, Suslov, Dmytro, Zvanovec, Stanislav, Chen, Yong, Bradley, Thomas, Sandoghchi, Seyed Reza, Numkam Fokoua, Eric, Jasion, Gregory, Petrovich, Marco, Poletti, Francesco, Richardson, David and Slavík, Radan (2019) Low-loss and low-back-reflection hollow-core to standard fiber interconnection. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 31 (10), 723-726. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2019.2902635).

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We present a new approach to permanently interconnect hollow-core fiber (HCF) to solid-core fiber, which does not involve fusion splicing. Our approach is based on a modification of the glue-based fiber-array technology routinely used for fiber pigtailing of planar lightwave circuits. The resulting interconnection provides for a low insertion loss due to the fact that the HCF microstructure is not deformed during the gluing (low temperature) process that is almost impossible to achieve with the standard (high temperature) fusion splicing method. Furthermore, this low temperature technique enables the reposition and preservation of thin films deposited at the solid-to-hollow core fiber interface, allowing for additional functionality without the introduction of extra losses or any increase in complexity. To demonstrate this, we have applied an anti-reflection (AR) coating. A further feature of our approach is the ability to control very precisely the length of the graded-index (GRIN) fiber mode field (MF) adapter inserted in between the standard single-mode fiber (SMF-28) and the HCF. We show experimentally how the length of the GRIN fiber MF adapter influences the coupling between the SMF-28 and the fundamental as well as higher order modes of the HCF. We coupled between SMF-28 (10µm Mode Field Diameter, (MFD)) and the fundamental mode of a 19-cell hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber (HC-PBGF, 21.1µm MFD) with the lowest-ever reported insertion loss of 0.30dB per interface.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 March 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 4 March 2019
Published date: 15 May 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 429361
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429361
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: e06d9180-fd41-4413-803e-d394744ca8a3
ORCID for Yong Chen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-6113
ORCID for Thomas Bradley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6568-5811
ORCID for Seyed Reza Sandoghchi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2196-3167
ORCID for Eric Numkam Fokoua: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0873-911X
ORCID for Gregory Jasion: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5030-6479
ORCID for Marco Petrovich: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3905-5901
ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for David Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for Radan Slavík: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9336-4262

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Date deposited: 26 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 17 Sep 2019 01:09

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Author: Matej Komanec
Author: Dmytro Suslov
Author: Stanislav Zvanovec
Author: Yong Chen ORCID iD
Author: Thomas Bradley ORCID iD
Author: Gregory Jasion ORCID iD
Author: Marco Petrovich ORCID iD
Author: Radan Slavík ORCID iD

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