A photonic crystal fiber splice with a standard single mode fiber


  • Michał Murawski Military University of Technology
  • Leszek R. Jaroszewicz Military University of Technology
  • Karol Stasiewicz Military University of Technology




We report on the optimization of a fused splice between a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with a standard single mode fiber (SMF) made by the filament fusion with continuous laser illumination. For the SMF 28 connection with a PCF having a similar mode field diameter splice losses are lower than 0.40 dB in comparison with the reported dependences in a spectral range of 1.51-1.63um. Based on the results obtained two aspects of splice are discussed: the mentioned above wavelength dependences as well as an observed nonreciprocal phenomenon according to light propagation through the splice. The discussed data have shown that such a SMF-PCF splice is suitable for the construction of a patch cord for measurement devices.

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Author Biographies

Michał Murawski, Military University of Technology

Institute of Technical Physics, M.Sc. Eng.

Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Military University of Technology

Institute of Technical Physics, Prof. PhD., D.Sc., Eng.

Karol Stasiewicz, Military University of Technology

Institute of Technical Physics, M.Sc. Eng.




How to Cite

M. Murawski, L. R. Jaroszewicz, and K. Stasiewicz, “A photonic crystal fiber splice with a standard single mode fiber”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 1, no. 3, pp. pp. 115–117, Sep. 2009.