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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 8 — Apr. 18, 2005
  • pp: 2977–2987

Nonlinear pulse propagation at zero dispersion wavelength in anti-resonant photonic crystal fibers

A. Fuerbach, P. Steinvurzel, J. A. Bolger, and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 8, pp. 2977-2987 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.002977


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Abstract

We experimentally and numerically investigate femtosecond pulse propagation in a microstructured optical fiber consisting of a silica core surrounded by air holes which are filled with a high index fluid. Such fibers have discrete transmission bands which exhibit strong dispersion arising from the scattering resonances of the high index cylinders. We focus on nonlinear propagation near the zero dispersion point of one of these transmission bands. As expected from theory, we observe propagation of a red-shifted soliton which radiates dispersive waves. Using frequency resolved optical gating, we measure the pulse evolution in the time and frequency domains as a function of both fiber length and input power. Experimental data are compared with numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2005
Published: April 18, 2005

Citation
A. Fuerbach, P. Steinvurzel, J. Bolger, and B. Eggleton, "Nonlinear pulse propagation at zero dispersion wavelength in anti-resonant photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 13, 2977-2987 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-8-2977


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