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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5338–5343

The generation of dispersive waves from a photonic crystal fiber by higher-order mode excitation

Naoki Karasawa and Kazuhiro Tada  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5338-5343 (2010)

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Dispersive waves were generated from a photonic crystal fiber by higher-order mode excitation and the dependence of their wavelengths on polarization was measured. The dispersion properties of various spatial modes with different symmetry numbers were calculated theoretically and four combinations of linearly-polarizing higher-order modes were identified. The phase-matching conditions of dispersive waves for higher-order modes were calculated and it was found that the wavelengths of dispersive waves with identical spatial modes depended on polarization directions. The dependence measured experimentally agreed well with results obtained by theoretical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

Naoki Karasawa and Kazuhiro Tada, "The generation of dispersive waves from a photonic crystal fiber by higher-order mode excitation," Opt. Express 18, 5338-5343 (2010)

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