OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1427–1436

Small-core silica holey fibers: nonlinearity and confinement loss trade-offs

Vittoria Finazzi, Tanya M. Monro, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 1427-1436 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001427


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (455 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Holey fibers with small-core dimensions relative to the optical wavelength and large air-filling fractions offer tight mode confinement and are therefore attractive for highly nonlinear fiber applications. We investigated the role of confinement loss in these small-core fibers to optimize the design of practical highly nonlinear fibers. We found that silica holey fibers can exhibit effective nonlinearities as great as 52 W−1 km−1 and that the confinement loss can be less than the losses of standard fiber types. We show that the dispersive properties of some of the designs are suitable for a range of device applications.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

Citation
Vittoria Finazzi, Tanya M. Monro, and David J. Richardson, "Small-core silica holey fibers: nonlinearity and confinement loss trade-offs," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1427-1436 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-7-1427

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited