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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 929–934

Measurement of anomalous dispersion in microstructured fibers using spectral modulation

G. Genty, H. Ludvigsen, M. Kaivola, and K.P. Hansen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 929-934 (2004)

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We report on a simple technique to measure the anomalous dispersion of small-core microstructured fibers using short optical pulses. The method relies on the spectral modulation resulting from the evolution of the input pulse into a propagating soliton wave. The technique allows for a direct measurement of the dispersion at the desired wavelength from a single pulse. The measurement error is estimated to be less than 10%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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Original Manuscript: January 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

, "Measurement of anomalous dispersion in microstructured fibers using spectral modulation," Opt. Express 12, 929-934 (2004)

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