publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

Single-Mode Photonic Band Gap Guidance of Light in Air

Cregan, R. F.;
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  • Published: 03 Sep 1999 Journal: Science, volume 285, pages 1,537-1,539 (issn: 0036-8075, eissn: 1095-9203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Abstract
The confinement of light within a hollow core (a large air hole) in a silica-air photonic crystal fiber is demonstrated. Only certain wavelength bands are confined and guided down the fiber, each band corresponding to the presence of a full two-dimensional band gap in the photonic crystal cladding. Single-mode vacuum waveguides have a multitude of potential applications from ultrahigh-power transmission to the guiding of cold atoms.
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arXiv: Physics::Optics
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Cladding (metalworking), Optics, business.industry, business, Single-mode optical fiber, Optical fiber, law.invention, law, Photonic-crystal fiber, Waveguide, Photonic crystal, Waveguide (optics), Materials science, Band gap
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