Suppression of fiber fuse propagation in hole assisted fiber and photonic crystal fiber

Nobutomo Hanzawa*, Kenji Kurokawa, Kyozo Tsujikawa, Takashi Matsui, Kazuhide Nakajima, Shigeru Tomita, Makoto Tsubokawa

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We suppressed fiber fuse propagation in hole-assisted fiber (HAF) and photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with input powers above 14 W at 1480 and 1550 nm. This result indicates that the threshold power of fiber fuse propagation in HAF and PCF can be at least 10 times larger than that in conventional single-mode fiber (SMF) in the optical communication band. We also observed the dynamics of fiber fuse termination at a splice point between a test fiber (HAF or PCF) and a conventional fiber (SMF or dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF)). Our experimental results show that air holes in HAF and PCF play an important role in suppressing fiber fuse propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5484608
Pages (from-to)2115-2120
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 6
Externally publishedYes


  • Fiber fuse
  • high power
  • hole assisted fiber
  • photonic crystal fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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