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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B653–B660

Efficient four-wave mixing in an ultra-highly nonlinear suspended-core chalcogenide As38Se62 fiber

Sy Dat Le, Duc Minh Nguyen, Monique Thual, Laurent Bramerie, Marcia Costa e Silva, Kevin Lenglé, Mathilde Gay, Thierry Chartier, Laurent Brilland, David Méchin, Perrine Toupin, and Johann Troles  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B653-B660 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B653


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Abstract

We report a chalcogenide suspended-core fiber with ultra-high nonlinearity and low attenuation loss. The glass composition is As38Se62.With a core diameter as small as 1.13 µm, a record Kerr nonlinearity of 46 000 W–1km–1 is demonstrated with attenuation loss of 0.9 dB/m. Four-wave mixing is experimented by using a 1m-long chalcogenide fiber for 10 GHz and 42.7 GHz signals. Four-wave mixing efficiencies of –5.6 dB at 10 GHz and –17.5 dB at 42.7 GHz are obtained. We also observed higher orders of four-wave mixing for both repetition rates.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2011
Published: December 2, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

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Sy Dat Le, Duc Minh Nguyen, Monique Thual, Laurent Bramerie, Marcia Costa e Silva, Kevin Lenglé, Mathilde Gay, Thierry Chartier, Laurent Brilland, David Méchin, Perrine Toupin, and Johann Troles, "Efficient four-wave mixing in an ultra-highly nonlinear suspended-core chalcogenide As38Se62 fiber," Opt. Express 19, B653-B660 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B653


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