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Highly nonlinear non-silica glass microstructured optical fibers with near-zero dispersion and dispersion slope for 1.55 micron applications

Highly nonlinear non-silica glass microstructured optical fibers with near-zero dispersion and dispersion slope for 1.55 micron applications
Highly nonlinear non-silica glass microstructured optical fibers with near-zero dispersion and dispersion slope for 1.55 micron applications
Microstructured optical fiber (MOF) technology has generated several new opportunities for the implementation of optical fibers with novel properties and functions [1]. The novel optical properties of MOFs arise from the combination of wavelength-scale features in the fiber cross-section with the large index-contrast of the materials comprising the microstructured cladding. Due to the higher linear (n) and nonlinear refractive index (n2 > 2) of non-silica glasses as compared to silica, it has been demonstrated that the effective nonlinearity (gamma) of a non-silica glass MOF can be between 2-4 orders of magnitudes higher than that of the conventional silica fiber (gamma ~ 1 /W /km), thus enabling the realisation of compact nonlinear devices operating at practical power levels. However, for such applications as wavelength-conversion, optical parametric amplification, supercontinuum generation etc, apart from a high gamma value, it is equally desirable that the nonlinear fiber also exhibits near-zero dispersion and dispersion slope at the operating wavelengths. We report here our recent advances on the fabrication of single-mode highly nonlinear lead-silicate MOFs with low dispersion and dispersion slope values at 1.55 micron.
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Feng, X., Camerlingo, A., Poletti, F., Petropoulos, P., Frampton, K.E., White, N.M., Oton, C.J., Loh, W.H. and Richardson, D.J. (2009) Highly nonlinear non-silica glass microstructured optical fibers with near-zero dispersion and dispersion slope for 1.55 micron applications. European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), Munich, Germany. 14 - 19 Jun 2009.

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Microstructured optical fiber (MOF) technology has generated several new opportunities for the implementation of optical fibers with novel properties and functions [1]. The novel optical properties of MOFs arise from the combination of wavelength-scale features in the fiber cross-section with the large index-contrast of the materials comprising the microstructured cladding. Due to the higher linear (n) and nonlinear refractive index (n2 > 2) of non-silica glasses as compared to silica, it has been demonstrated that the effective nonlinearity (gamma) of a non-silica glass MOF can be between 2-4 orders of magnitudes higher than that of the conventional silica fiber (gamma ~ 1 /W /km), thus enabling the realisation of compact nonlinear devices operating at practical power levels. However, for such applications as wavelength-conversion, optical parametric amplification, supercontinuum generation etc, apart from a high gamma value, it is equally desirable that the nonlinear fiber also exhibits near-zero dispersion and dispersion slope at the operating wavelengths. We report here our recent advances on the fabrication of single-mode highly nonlinear lead-silicate MOFs with low dispersion and dispersion slope values at 1.55 micron.

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Published date: 14 June 2009
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), Munich, Germany, 2009-06-14 - 2009-06-19

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Local EPrints ID: 78986
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78986
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ORCID for F. Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083
ORCID for P. Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2010
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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