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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4443–4451

Tunable dual-core liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers for dispersion compensation

Chin-ping Yu, Jia-hong Liou, Sheng-shuo Huang, and Hung-chun Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4443-4451 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.004443


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Abstract

We have theoretically investigated the dispersion characteristics of dispersion compensating fibers based on dual-core liquid-filled PCFs. A very high negative chromatic dispersion value D=-19000 ps/(nm-km) can be achieved at 1.55-µm wavelength by an appropriate design. By varying the geometry of the PCF and the index of the filling liquid, the phase-matching wavelength and dispersion values are shown to be well tuned to desired values. The proposed structure also demonstrates good tunable properties with operation temperature for optical communication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2008
Published: March 18, 2008

Citation
Chin-ping Yu, Jia-hong Liou, Sheng-shuo Huang, and Hung-chun Chang, "Tunable dual-core liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers for dispersion compensation," Opt. Express 16, 4443-4451 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-7-4443


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