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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 171–176

Birefringence Engineering and High Nonlinearity in Eccentric-Core As2Se3-PMMA Microtapers

Chams Baker and Martin Rochette

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 171-176 (2013)

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A hybrid fiber with an eccentric As2Se3 core and a PMMA cladding is tapered to a submicron diameter to achieve ultra high birefringence and a high nonlinearity. The high birefringence is induced by having the As2Se3 core eccentric with respect to the circular PMMA cladding symmetry and the high nonlinearity is induced from a tightly confining As2Se3 core. Microwires with high group birefringence up to bg=0.018 and a high waveguide nonlinearity γ=180 W-1m-1 are demonstrated.

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Chams Baker and Martin Rochette, "Birefringence Engineering and High Nonlinearity in Eccentric-Core As2Se3-PMMA Microtapers," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 171-176 (2013)

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