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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2003
  • pp: 1503–1509

Dispersion flattened hybrid-core nonlinear photonic crystal fiber

K. P. Hansen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 13, pp. 1503-1509 (2003)

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Photonic crystal fibers are highly attractive as nonlinear media as they combine a large nonlinear coefficient and a highly customizable zero dispersion wavelength - flexibility not found in any other medium. However, the high dispersion slope at the zero-dispersion wavelength demonstrated so far is very limiting to the useful bandwidth. We propose a new fiber design comprising a hybrid core-region with three-fold symmetry that enables unprecedented dispersion control while maintaining low loss and a high nonlinear coefficient. The lowest dispersion slope obtained is 1·10-3ps/(km·nm2) or one order of magnitude lower than for conventional slope reduced nonlinear fibers. The nonlinear coefficient is more than 11 (W·km)-1 and loss below 7.9 dB/km at 1.55 µm has been achieved.

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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
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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Original Manuscript: May 28, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

K. Hansen, "Dispersion flattened hybrid-core nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 11, 1503-1509 (2003)

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