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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 3507–3512

Silica-glass contribution to the effective nonlinearity of hollow-core photonic band-gap fibers

Christopher J. Hensley, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, Alexander L. Gaeta, Natesan Venkataraman, Michael T. Gallagher, and Karl W. Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 3507-3512 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.003507


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Abstract

We measure the effective nonlinearity of various hollow-core photonic band-gap fibers. Our findings indicate that differences of tens of nanometers in the fiber structure result in significant changes to the power propagating in the silica glass and thus in the effective nonlinearity of the fiber. These results show that it is possible to engineer the nonlinear response of these fibers via small changes to the glass structure.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Citation
Christopher J. Hensley, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, Alexander L. Gaeta, Natesan Venkataraman, Michael T. Gallagher, and Karl W. Koch, "Silica-glass contribution to the effective nonlinearity of hollow-core photonic band-gap fibers," Opt. Express 15, 3507-3512 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-6-3507


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