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Science. 2003 Jan 17;299(5605):358-62.

Photonic crystal fibers.

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  • 1Department of Physics, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK. p.s.j.russell@bath.ac.uk

Abstract

Photonic crystal fibers guide light by corralling it within a periodic array of microscopic air holes that run along the entire fiber length. Largely through their ability to overcome the limitations of conventional fiber optics-for example, by permitting low-loss guidance of light in a hollow core-these fibers are proving to have a multitude of important technological and scientific applications spanning many disciplines. The result has been a renaissance of interest in optical fibers and their uses.

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