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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 7771–7775

Impacts of imperfect geometry structure on the nonlinear and chromatic dispersion properties of a microstructure fiber

Jianguo Liu, Lifang Xue, Yingjian Wang, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 31, pp. 7771-7775 (2007)

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We numerically investigated the impacts of the imperfect geometry structure on the nonlinear and chromatic dispersion properties of a microstructure fiber (MF). The statistical results show that the imperfect geometry structure degrades the high nonlinearity and fluctuates the chromatic dispersion in a MF. Moreover, the smaller air holes and the larger pitch are more likely to maintain the properties of nonlinearity and chromatic dispersion. Finally, the nonlinearity and chromatic dispersion are more insensitive to air-hole nonuniformity than to air-hole disorder. All of these will provide references for designing and fabricating MF.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2007
Published: October 30, 2007

Jianguo Liu, Lifang Xue, Yingjian Wang, Guiyun Kai, and Xiaoyi Dong, "Impacts of imperfect geometry structure on the nonlinear and chromatic dispersion properties of a microstructure fiber," Appl. Opt. 46, 7771-7775 (2007)

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