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Microstructured fibres for nonlinear device applications: progress in design and fabrication

Microstructured fibres for nonlinear device applications: progress in design and fabrication
Microstructured fibres for nonlinear device applications: progress in design and fabrication
One particularly promising application area for microstructured optical fibre (MOF) technology is the development of fibre devices based on nonlinear optical effects. Such fibres, can be used for applications including optical data regeneration, wavelength conversion, optical demultiplexing, and Raman amplification. The usual measure of fibre nonlinearity is the effective nonlinearity gamma. Even though silica is not a particularly nonlinear material (n2 = 2.2x10-20 m2/W), the nonlinear properties of silica fibres can be utilized when high light intensities are guided. Microstructured fibres can have a significantly larger NA than solid fibres because the cladding can be mostly comprised of air, and effective nonlinearities as high as gamma = 60W-1.km-1 are possible in pure silica microstructured fibres.
Monro, T.M.
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Poletti, F.
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Leong, J.
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Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.
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Richardson, D.J.
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14th International Workshop on Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling
Monro, T.M.
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Poletti, F.
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Leong, J.
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Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Monro, T.M., Poletti, F., Leong, J., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H. and Richardson, D.J. (2005) Microstructured fibres for nonlinear device applications: progress in design and fabrication. 14th International Workshop on Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling. 07 - 08 Jul 2005. 1 pp .

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Abstract

One particularly promising application area for microstructured optical fibre (MOF) technology is the development of fibre devices based on nonlinear optical effects. Such fibres, can be used for applications including optical data regeneration, wavelength conversion, optical demultiplexing, and Raman amplification. The usual measure of fibre nonlinearity is the effective nonlinearity gamma. Even though silica is not a particularly nonlinear material (n2 = 2.2x10-20 m2/W), the nonlinear properties of silica fibres can be utilized when high light intensities are guided. Microstructured fibres can have a significantly larger NA than solid fibres because the cladding can be mostly comprised of air, and effective nonlinearities as high as gamma = 60W-1.km-1 are possible in pure silica microstructured fibres.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2005
Venue - Dates: 14th International Workshop on Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling, 2005-07-07 - 2005-07-08

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Local EPrints ID: 38255
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38255
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ORCID for F. Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 07 Jun 2006
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