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dc.contributor.advisorYoel Fink.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRuff, Zacharyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12T18:56:21Z
dc.date.available2010-10-12T18:56:21Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/59249
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. [41-42]).en_US
dc.description.abstractHollow-core photonic bandgap fibers (PBG) offer the opportunity to suppress highly the optical absorption and nonlinearities of their constituent materials, which makes them viable candidates for transmitting high-peak power pulses. This thesis demonstrates the fabrication and characterization of polymer-composite PBG fibers in a novel materials system, polycarbonate and arsenic sulfide glass. Propagation losses for the 60pm-core fibers are less than 2dB/m, a 52x improvement over previous PBG fibers at this wavelength. Through preferential coupling the fiber is capable of operating with over 97% the fiber's power output in the fundamental (HE,,) mode. The fiber transmitted pulses with peak powers of 11.4 MW before failure.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Zachary Ruff.en_US
dc.format.extent[42] p. (unpaged)en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMaterials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.titlePhotonic bandgap fibers for transmitting high peak-power pulses in the near infrareden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc666867631en_US


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