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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15747–15756

Near-zero dispersion, highly nonlinear lead-silicate W-type fiber for applications at 1.55μm

Angela Camerlingo, Xian Feng, Francesco Poletti, Giorgio M. Ponzo, Francesca Parmigiani, Peter Horak, Marco N. Petrovich, Periklis Petropoulos, Wei H. Loh, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15747-15756 (2010)

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We report the design, fabrication and characterization of a lead-silicate glass highly nonlinear W-type fiber with a flattened and near-zero dispersion profile in the 1.55 μm region. The fiber was composed of three types of commercial lead silicate glasses. Effectively single-mode guidance was observed in the fiber at 1550nm. The nonlinear coefficient and the propagation loss at this wavelength were measured to be 820 W−1km−1 and 2.1dB/m, respectively. Investigations of the Brillouin threshold revealed no evidence of stimulated Brillouin scattering for continuous wave signal powers up to 29dBm in a 2m sample of the fiber. A broadband dispersion measurement confirmed the near-zero dispersion values and the flat dispersion profile around 1550nm, in good agreement with our simulations. Efficient four-wave-mixing, tunable across the whole C-band, was demonstrated in a 2.2m length of the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Angela Camerlingo, Xian Feng, Francesco Poletti, Giorgio M. Ponzo, Francesca Parmigiani, Peter Horak, Marco N. Petrovich, Periklis Petropoulos, Wei H. Loh, and David J. Richardson, "Near-zero dispersion, highly nonlinear lead-silicate W-type fiber for applications at 1.55μm," Opt. Express 18, 15747-15756 (2010)

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