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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15229–15235

Ultra-flattened and low dispersion in engineered microfibers with highly efficient nonlinearity reduction

Wei Guo, Jun-long Kou, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15229-15235 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015229


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Abstract

We propose an engineered microfiber with nano-scale slots that produce ultra-flattened and low dispersion of ±10 ps/(nm·km) over a 340 nm wavelength range. It is comparable with the results in photonic crystal fibers and planar slot waveguides, but can be hardly realized in conventional circular microfibers. By confining the light in a low nonlinearity air slot, the nonlinear coefficient can be greatly reduced. With the unique geometry and excellent performance, the slot microfiber offers large potential in miniature fiber devices for high-speed telecom applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2011
Published: July 25, 2011

Citation
Wei Guo, Jun-long Kou, Fei Xu, and Yan-qing Lu, "Ultra-flattened and low dispersion in engineered microfibers with highly efficient nonlinearity reduction," Opt. Express 19, 15229-15235 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15229


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