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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 18 — Sep. 8, 2003
  • pp: 2225–2230

Solid microstructured optical fiber

Xian Feng, Tanya M. Monro, Periklis Petropoulos, Vittoria Finazzi, and Dan Hewak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 18, pp. 2225-2230 (2003)

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An all-solid microstructured fiber based on two thermally-matched silicate glasses with a high index contrast has been fabricated for the first time. The microstructured cladding was shown to be essentially unchanged during fiber drawing. Fiber attenuation was measured as 5dB/m at 1.55µm by the cutback method. High nonlinearity 230 W-1km-1 has been predicted and experimentally demonstrated in this fiber at 1.55µm. In addition, modeling predicts that near-zero dispersion can be achieved between 1.5–1.6µm in this class of high nonlinear fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: July 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2003
Published: September 8, 2003

Xian Feng, Tanya Monro, Periklis Petropoulos, Vittoria Finazzi, and Dan Hewak, "Solid microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Express 11, 2225-2230 (2003)

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