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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2002
  • pp: 609–613

Demonstration of ultra-flattened dispersion in photonic crystal fibers

W.H. Reeves, J.C. Knight, P.St.J. Russell, and P.J. Roberts  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 14, pp. 609-613 (2002)

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We demonstrate photonic crystal fibers with ultra-flattened, near zero dispersion. Two micro-structured fibers showing dispersion of 0 ± 0.6 ps/nm.km from 1.24 μm-1.44 μm wavelength and 0 ± 1.2 ps/nm.km over 1 μm-1.6 μm wavelength have been measured.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 7, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2002
Published: July 15, 2002

William Reeves, J. Knight, P. Russell, and P. Roberts, "Demonstration of ultra-flattened dispersion in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 10, 609-613 (2002)

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