Low-loss polarization-maintaining fusion splicing of single-mode fibers and hollow-core photonic crystal fibers, relevant for monolithic fiber laser pulse compression

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We report on highly reproducible low-loss fusion splicing of polarization-maintaining single-mode
fibers (PM-SMFs) and hollow-core photonic crystal fibers (HC-PCFs). The PM-SMF-to-HC-PCF
splices are characterized by the loss of 0.62 ± 0.24 dB, and polarization extinction ratio of