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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2005
  • pp: 8662–8670

Characterization of chromatic dispersion in photonic crystal fibers using scalar modulation instability

G. K. L. Wong, A. Y. H. Chen, S. W. Ha, R. J. Kruhlak, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, and N. Y. Joly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 21, pp. 8662-8670 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.008662


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Abstract

A simple and accurate method is proposed for characterizing the chromatic dispersion of high air-filling fraction photonic crystal fibers. The method is based upon scalar modulation instability generated by a strong pump wave propagating near the zero-dispersion wavelength. Measuring the modulation instability sideband frequency shifts as a function of wavelength gives a direct measurement of the fiber’s chromatic dispersion over a wide wavelength range. To simplify the dispersion calculation we introduce a simple analytical model of the fiber’s dispersion, and verify its accuracy via a full numerical simulation. Measurements of the chromatic dispersion of two different types of high air-filling fraction photonic crystal fibers are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: September 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2005
Published: October 17, 2005

Citation
G. K. Wong, A. Y. Chen, S. Ha, R. Kruhlak, S. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, J. Harvey, and N. Joly, "Characterization of chromatic dispersion in photonic crystal fibers using scalar modulation instability," Opt. Express 13, 8662-8670 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-21-8662


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