We present a novel and simple method of producing small core silica holey fibres with nonlinearity close to the maximum achievable. An effective area of 1.6µm2 with a loss of 0.18dB/m at 1.55µm were achieved.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
K. Mukasa, M. N. Petrovich, F. Poletti, A. Webb, J. R. Hayes, A. van Brakel, R. Amezcua Correa, L. Provost, J. Sahu, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, "Novel Fabrication Method of Highly-Nonlinear Silica Holey Fibres," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMC5.