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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 9205–9212

Modeling of micro-diameter-scale liquid core optical fiber filled with various liquids

Yonghao Xu, Xianfeng Chen, and Yu Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 9205-9212 (2008)

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This paper gives the simulation results on micro-diameter-scale liquid core optical fiber (LCOF) filled with different kinds of liquids. The nonlinear and group velocity dispersion (GVD) properties of the micro-diameter-scale LCOF are achieved. The simulation of supercontinuum generation of LCOF is also obtained. The calculations show that LOCF can provide huge nonlinear parameter and large span of slow varying GVD characteristics in the infrared region, which have potential applications in optical communications and nonlinear optics. Besides, LOCF has advantage of easy fabricating and robustness compared with silica nano-wire.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2008
Published: June 6, 2008

Yonghao Xu, Xianfeng Chen, and Yu Zhu, "Modeling of micro-diameter-scale liquid core optical fiber filled with various liquids," Opt. Express 16, 9205-9212 (2008)

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