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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20249–20255

Dispersion-shifted all-solid high index-contrast microstructured optical fiber for nonlinear applications at 1.55μm

Xian Feng, Francesco Poletti, Angela Camerlingo, Francesca Parmigiani, Peter Horak, Periklis Petropoulos, Wei H. Loh, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20249-20255 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020249


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Abstract

We report the fabrication of an all-solid highly nonlinear microstructured optical fiber. The structured preform was made by glass extrusion using two types of commercial lead silicate glasses that provide high index-contrast. Effectively single-moded guidance was observed in the fiber at 1.55μm. The effective nonlinearity and the propagation loss at this wavelength were measured to be 120W−1km−1 and 0.8dB/m, respectively. Numerical simulations indicate that the fiber is dispersion-shifted with a zero-dispersion-wavelength of 1475nm and a dispersion slope of 0.16ps/nm2/km respectively at 1.55μm. These predictions are consistent with the experimentally determined dispersion of + 12.5ps/nm/km at 1.55μm. Tunable and efficient four-wave-mixing based wavelength conversion was demonstrated at wavelengths around 1.55μm using a 1.5m-length of the fiber.

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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
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2009
Published: October 21, 2009

Citation
Xian Feng, Francesco Poletti, Angela Camerlingo, Francesca Parmigiani, Peter Horak, Periklis Petropoulos, Wei H. Loh, and David J. Richardson, "Dispersion-shifted all-solid high index-contrast microstructured optical fiber for nonlinear applications at 1.55μm," Opt. Express 17, 20249-20255 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-22-20249


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