Holey waveguide manufacture

Graham Town (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A method of forming a holey waveguide, the method comprising the steps of forming a guiding region of a preform, forming a cladding region of the preform, wherein at least a portion of the cladding region of the preform is formed from a plurality of cladding tubes of at least two different diameters, choosing at least one of the diameters of the cladding tubes in a manner such as to reduce a total number of cladding tubes required to build up said portion of the cladding region when compared with utilising cladding tubes of the same diameter for said portion, and drawing the waveguide from the preform.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number20030012535
IPCG02B 6/20,B29D 11/00,C03B 37/012,G02B 6/02,G02B 6/10
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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