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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2009
  • pp: 5467–5474

Characterization of picosecond pulse nonlinear propagation in chalcogenide As 2 S 3 fiber

C. Xiong, E. Magi, F. Luan, A. Tuniz, S. Dekker, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 29, pp. 5467-5474 (2009)

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We characterize the nonlinear propagation of picosecond pulses in chalcogenide As 2 S 3 single-mode fiber using a pump-probe technique. The cross-phase modulation (XPM)-induced sideband broadening and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS)-induced sideband amplification are measured in order to map out the Raman gain spectrum of this glass across the C-band. We extract the Raman response function from the Raman gain spectrum and determine the power and polarization dependence of the SRS. In contrast to previous work using As 2 Se 3 fiber, we find that the As 2 S 3 fiber does not suffer from large two-photon absorption (TPA) in the wavelength range of the telecommunications band. We achieved a 20 dB peak Raman gain at a Stokes shift of 350 cm 1 in a 205 mm length of As 2 S 3 single-mode fiber. The Raman gain coefficient is estimated to be 4.3 × 10 12 m / W and the threshold pump peak power is estimated to be 16.2 W for the 205 mm As 2 S 3 fiber. We also demonstrate that we can infer the dispersion of the As 2 S 3 fiber and justify the Raman response function by comparing simulation and experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2009
Published: October 1, 2009

C. Xiong, E. Magi, F. Luan, A. Tuniz, S. Dekker, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, and B. J. Eggleton, "Characterization of picosecond pulse nonlinear propagation in chalcogenide As2S3 fiber," Appl. Opt. 48, 5467-5474 (2009)

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