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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2185–2194

Nonlinear tapered holey fibers with high stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold and controlled dispersion

Francesco Poletti, Kentaro Furusawa, Zulfadzli Yusoff, Neil G. R. Broderick, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2185-2194 (2007)

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We numerically calculate optical property maps for hexagonally arranged nonlinear holey fibers made of silica, lead silicate, and bismuth oxide-based glass and employ them to design tapered fibers with enhanced stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold and a simultaneous control of the average dispersion.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2007
Published: August 9, 2007

Francesco Poletti, Kentaro Furusawa, Zulfadzli Yusoff, Neil G. R. Broderick, and David J. Richardson, "Nonlinear tapered holey fibers with high stimulated Brillouin scattering threshold and controlled dispersion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2185-2194 (2007)

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