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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2003
  • pp: 843–852

Chromatic dispersion control in photonic crystal fibers: application to ultra-flattened dispersion

K. Saitoh, M. Koshiba, T. Hasegawa, and E. Sasaoka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 8, pp. 843-852 (2003)

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In order to control the dispersion and the dispersion slope of index-guiding photonic crystal fibers (PCFs), a new controlling technique of chromatic dispersion in PCF is reported. Moreover, our technique is applied to design PCF with both ultra-low dispersion and ultra-flattened dispersion in a wide wavelength range. A full-vector finite element method with anisotropic perfectly matched layers is used to analyze the dispersion properties and the confinement losses in a PCF with a finite number of air holes. It is shown from numerical results that it is possible to design a fourring PCF with flattened dispersion of 0±0.5 ps/(km·nm) from a wavelength of 1.19 µm to 1.69 µm and a five-ring PCF with flattened dispersion of 0 ±0.4 ps/(km·nm) from a wavelength 1.23 µm to 1.72 µm.

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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: March 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2003
Published: April 21, 2003

Kunimasa Saitoh, M. Koshiba, T. Hasegawa, and E. Sasaoka, "Chromatic dispersion control in photonic crystal fibers: application to ultra-flattened dispersion," Opt. Express 11, 843-852 (2003)

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