Dispersion-shifted all-solid high index-contrast microstructured optical fiber for nonlinear applications at 1.55µm
Feng, Xian, Poletti, Francesco, Camerlingo, Angela, Parmigiani, Francesca, Horak, Peter, Petropoulos, Periklis, Loh, Wei H. and Richardson, David J. (2009) Dispersion-shifted all-solid high index-contrast microstructured optical fiber for nonlinear applications at 1.55µm. Optics Express, 17, (22), 20249-20255. (doi:10.1364/OE.17.020249).
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We report the fabrication of an all-solid highly nonlinear microstructured optical fiber. The structured preform was made by glass extrusion using two types of commercial lead silicate glasses that provide high index-contrast. Effectively single-moded guidance was observed in the fiber at 1.55μm. The effective nonlinearity and the propagation loss at this wavelength were measured to be 120W/km respectively at 1.55μm. These predictions are consistent with the experimentally determined dispersion of +12.5ps/nm/km at 1.55μm. Tunable and efficient four-wave-mixing based wavelength conversion was demonstrated at wavelengths around 1.55μm using a 1.5m length of the fiber.
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||14 Apr 2014 10:18|
Supercontinuum generation in multimode optical fibres and waveguides
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/E056369/1)
Led by: Peter Horak
1 August 2007 to 31 July 2009
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