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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Description/Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1094-4087 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 70949
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 10:18
Research Funder: EPSRC
Projects:
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
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/70949

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