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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1886–1893

Characterization of self-phase modulation in liquid filled hollow core photonic bandgap fibers

Minh Chau Phan Huy, Alexandre Baron, Sylvie Lebrun, Robert Frey, and Philippe Delaye  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1886-1893 (2010)

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We experimentally and theoretically study self-phase modulation by Kerr effect in a liquid filled hollow core photonic crystal fiber. We perform a complete characterization of the linear optical properties of the hollow core photonic bandgap fiber filled with deuterated acetone to determine all the characteristics of the propagation mode. The nonlinear coefficient of the fiber is determined by fitting the output spectra broadened by self-phase modulation with a new analytical expression giving the spectra of a hyperbolic secant pulse transmitted through a Kerr medium. The experiment allows a precise determination of the nonlinear index change n 2 I of acetone-d6 equal to ( 1.15 ± 0.17 ) × 10 19 m 2 W 1 .

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2010
Published: August 23, 2010

Minh Chau Phan Huy, Alexandre Baron, Sylvie Lebrun, Robert Frey, and Philippe Delaye, "Characterization of self-phase modulation in liquid filled hollow core photonic bandgap fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1886-1893 (2010)

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