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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9491–9501

Effect of dispersion fluctuations on widely tunable optical parametric amplification in photonic crystal fibers

J. S. Y. Chen, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9491-9501 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009491


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Abstract

The effect of dispersion fluctuations on the conversion efficiency of large frequency shift parametric sidebands is studied by numerical simulation and experiment. Numerical results based on periodic and random dispersion models are used to fit the experimental results. The fitting parameters provide a measure of the uniformity of the photonic crystal fiber used in the experiment. This allows us to place limits on the required uniformity of a photonic crystal fiber for strong frequency conversion.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Citation
J. S. Y. Chen, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey, "Effect of dispersion fluctuations on widely tunable optical parametric amplification in photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 14, 9491-9501 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-20-9491


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