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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15392–15401

Nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with a structured multi-component glass core for four-wave mixing and supercontinuum generation

Vincent Tombelaine, Alexis Labruyère, Jens Kobelke, Kay Schuster, Volker Reichel, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, Raphaël Jamier, and Hartmut Bartelt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15392-15401 (2009)

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We report about a new type of nonlinear photonic crystal fibers allowing broadband four-wave mixing and supercontinuum generation. The microstructured optical fiber has a structured core consisting of a rod of highly nonlinear glass material inserted in a silica tube. This particular structure enables four wave mixing processes with very large frequency detuning (>135 THz), which permitted the generation of a wide supercontinuum spectrum extending over 1650 nm after 2.15 m of propagation length. The comparison with results obtained from germanium-doped holey fibers confirms the important role of the rod material properties regarding nonlinear process and dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2009
Published: August 17, 2009

Vincent Tombelaine, Alexis Labruyère, Jens Kobelke, Kay Schuster, Volker Reichel, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, Raphaël Jamier, and Hartmut Bartelt, "Nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with a structured multi-component glass core for four-wave mixing and supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 17, 15392-15401 (2009)

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