In recent technologies, various optical signal processing systems have been reported. In many of these applications, highly nonlinear fibers (HNLFs) are used as key parts. Especially, low loss and low dispersion slope are critical features of the HNLFs. In this paper, their design and characteristics, packaging technology, and applications are introduced.
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Masanori Takahashi, Ryuichi Sugizaki, J. Hiroishi, Masateru Tadakuma, Yuki Taniguchi, and Takeshi Yagi, "Low-Loss and Low-Dispersion-Slope Highly Nonlinear Fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 3615- (2005)