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  • Journal of Lightwave Technology
  • Vol. 17,
  • Issue 11,
  • pp. 2039-
  • (1999)

Guiding Optical Light in Air Using an All-Dielectric Structure

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The emergence of a dielectric omnidirectional multilayer structure [1]-[4] opens new opportunities for low loss broad-band guiding of light in air. We demonstrate the effectiveness of such an approach by fabricating a broad-band, low-loss hollow waveguide in the 10-m region and measuring its transmission around a 90 bend. The generality of the solution enables the application of the method to many wavelengths of interest important in telecommunication applications as well as for guiding high-power lasers in medical and other fields of use.


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