H-PCF is widely used to underpin the social infrastructure and industrial systems, in such applications as inverter motors and power conversion equipment, and factory automation equipment, etc.
H-PCF has the following characteristics.
- Inexpensive optical modules can be applied due to the large diameter and the high numerical aperture (NA). (i.e. H-PCF can accept a large amount of light.)
- Easily installable crimp & cleave optical connectors can be used.
As optical fibers for medium-/short-haul communications using many optical modules and optical connectors, H-PCF effectively reduces the system/construction cost and extends the communication distance.