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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20707–20712

Optical properties of solid-core photonic crystal fibers filled with nonlinear absorbers

James J. Butler, Alec S. Bowcock, Stacey R. Sueoka, Steven R. Montgomery, Steven R. Flom, E. Joseph Friebele, Barbara M. Wright, John R. Peele, Richard G.S. Pong, James S. Shirk, Jonathan Hu, Curtis R. Menyuk, and T.F. Taunay  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20707-20712 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020707


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Abstract

A theoretical and experimental investigation of the transmission of solid-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) filled with nonlinear absorbers shows a sharp change in the threshold for optical limiting and in leakage loss as the refractive index of the material in the holes approaches that of the glass matrix. Theoretical calculations of the mode profiles and leakage loss of the PCF are in agreement with experimental results and indicate that the change in limiting response is due to the interaction of the evanescent field of the guided mode with the nonlinear absorbers in the holes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2013
Published: August 27, 2013

Citation
James J. Butler, Alec S. Bowcock, Stacey R. Sueoka, Steven R. Montgomery, Steven R. Flom, E. Joseph Friebele, Barbara M. Wright, John R. Peele, Richard G.S. Pong, James S. Shirk, Jonathan Hu, Curtis R. Menyuk, and T.F. Taunay, "Optical properties of solid-core photonic crystal fibers filled with nonlinear absorbers," Opt. Express 21, 20707-20712 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-18-20707


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