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Near-zero dispersion, highly nonlinear lead-silicate W-type fiber for applications at 1.55µm

Near-zero dispersion, highly nonlinear lead-silicate W-type fiber for applications at 1.55µm
Near-zero dispersion, highly nonlinear lead-silicate W-type fiber for applications at 1.55µm
We report the design, fabrication and characterization of a lead silicate glass highly nonlinear W-type fiber with a flattened and near-zero dispersion profile in the 1.55 µm region. The fiber was composed of three types of commercial lead silicate glasses. Effectively single-mode guidance was observed in the fiber at 1550nm. The nonlinear coefficient and the propagation loss at this wavelength were measured to be 820 W-1km-1 and 2.1dB/m, respectively. Investigations of the Brillouin threshold revealed no evidence of stimulated Brillouin scattering for continuous wave signal powers up to 29dBm in a 2m sample of the fiber. A broadband dispersion measurement confirmed the near-zero dispersion values and the flat dispersion profile around 1550nm, in good agreement with our simulations. Efficient four-wave-mixing, tunable across the whole C-band, was demonstrated in a 2.2m length of the fiber.
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Camerlingo, Angela, Feng, Xian, Poletti, Francesco, Ponzo, Giorgio M., Parmigiani, Francesca, Horak, Peter, Petrovich, Marco N., Petropoulos, Periklis, Loh, Wei H. and Richardson, David J. (2010) Near-zero dispersion, highly nonlinear lead-silicate W-type fiber for applications at 1.55µm. Optics Express, 18 (15), 15747-15756. (doi:10.1364/OE.18.015747).

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We report the design, fabrication and characterization of a lead silicate glass highly nonlinear W-type fiber with a flattened and near-zero dispersion profile in the 1.55 µm region. The fiber was composed of three types of commercial lead silicate glasses. Effectively single-mode guidance was observed in the fiber at 1550nm. The nonlinear coefficient and the propagation loss at this wavelength were measured to be 820 W-1km-1 and 2.1dB/m, respectively. Investigations of the Brillouin threshold revealed no evidence of stimulated Brillouin scattering for continuous wave signal powers up to 29dBm in a 2m sample of the fiber. A broadband dispersion measurement confirmed the near-zero dispersion values and the flat dispersion profile around 1550nm, in good agreement with our simulations. Efficient four-wave-mixing, tunable across the whole C-band, was demonstrated in a 2.2m length of the fiber.

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Published date: 9 July 2010

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Local EPrints ID: 178159
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/178159
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: e5f30e74-e8d1-4c73-973a-016fadfd251e
ORCID for Francesco Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for Francesca Parmigiani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-2829
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for Marco N. Petrovich: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3905-5901
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Last modified: 05 Nov 2019 02:06

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Author: Angela Camerlingo
Author: Xian Feng
Author: Giorgio M. Ponzo
Author: Peter Horak ORCID iD
Author: Wei H. Loh

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