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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5055–5060

Fabrication of submicron-diameter silica fibers using electric strip heater

Lei Shi, Xianfeng Chen, Hongjuan Liu, Yuping Chen, Zhiqing Ye, Weijun Liao, and Yuxing Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5055-5060 (2006)

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In nonlinear optical frequency conversion process, it is desirable to maximize the product of the intensity of pump laser and the interaction length in order to achieve maximum conversion efficiency. In this paper, long and unbroken submicron-diameter optical fibers with low optical loss about 0.1dB/cm were fabricated with a new drawing process by heating the conventional single mode fiber using a designed electric strip heater. Pumped by a 532 nm mode-locked pico-second laser, enhanced SRS phenomena can be observed in the submicron-diameter fibers with relative low pump power.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Lei Shi, Xianfeng Chen, Hongjuan Liu, Yuping Chen, Zhiqing Ye, Weijun Liao, and Yuxing Xia, "Fabrication of submicron-diameter silica fibers using electric strip heater," Opt. Express 14, 5055-5060 (2006)

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