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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14142–14150

An efficient method of all-optical buffering with ultra-small core photonic crystal fibers

Yingchun Cao, Peixiang Lu, Zhenyu Yang, and Wei Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14142-14150 (2008)

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We propose a new method of all-optical buffering with ultra-small core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) based on stimulated Brillouin scattering. The large refractive index contrast between the near-hollow cladding and the pure-silica core contributes to high nonlinearity of the PCF. Considering the unusual gain spectrum of the ultra-small core PCF, we numerically investigate the influence of these factors to the buffering efficiency. A PCF with a length of 1 meter and a core diameter of 1.06 micrometer is simulated as the storage medium in this paper. It is shown that we can obtain a good buffering efficiency under a very low control power of 2 watt, which promises a significant improvement for the all-optical communication system.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2008
Published: August 26, 2008

Yingchun Cao, Peixiang Lu, Zhenyu Yang, and Wei Chen, "An efficient method of all-optical buffering with ultra-small core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 16, 14142-14150 (2008)

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