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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3467–3472

Broadband dispersion compensation using inner cladding modes in photonic crystal fibers

Felipe Beltrán-Mejía, Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Pedro Andrés, and Enrique Silvestre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3467-3472 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003467


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Abstract

A photonic crystal fiber is optimized for chromatic dispersion compensation by using inner cladding modes. To this end, a photonic-oriented version of the downhill-simplex algorithm is employed. The numerical results show a dispersion profile that accurately compensates the targeted dispersion curve, as well as its dispersion slope. The presented fiber has a simple structure, while radiation losses can be reduced simply by adding a few more air-hole rings. Fabrication tolerances are also considered showing how fabrication inaccuracies effects can be overridden by just adjusting the compensation length.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Citation
Felipe Beltrán-Mejía, Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Pedro Andrés, and Enrique Silvestre, "Broadband dispersion compensation using inner cladding modes in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 20, 3467-3472 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-3467


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