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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3728–3736

Inverse design and fabrication tolerances of ultra-flattened dispersion holey fibers

F. Poletti, V. Finazzi, T. M. Monro, N. G. R. Broderick, V. Tse, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3728-3736 (2005)

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We employ a Genetic Algorithm for the dispersion optimization of a range of holey fibers (HF) with a small number of air holes but good confinement loss. We demonstrate that a dispersion of 0±0.1 ps/nm/km in the wavelength range between 1.5 and 1.6µm is achievable for HFs with a range of different transversal structures, and discuss some of the trade-offs in terms of dispersion slope, nonlinearity and confinement loss. We then analyze the sensitivity of the total dispersion to small variations from the optimal value of specific structural parameters, and estimate the fabrication accuracy required for the reliable fabrication of such fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

F. Poletti, V. Finazzi, T. M. Monro, N. G. R. Broderick, V. Tse, and D. J. Richardson, "Inverse design and fabrication tolerances of ultra-flattened dispersion holey fibers," Opt. Express 13, 3728-3736 (2005)

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