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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30859–30873

Four-wave mixing stability in hybrid photonic crystal fibers with two zero-dispersion wavelengths

Benoit Sévigny, Olivier Vanvincq, Constance Valentin, Na Chen, Yves Quiquempois, and Géraud Bouwmans  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30859-30873 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.030859


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Abstract

The four-wave mixing process in optical fibers is generally sensitive to dispersion uniformity along the fiber length. However, some specific phase matching conditions show increased robustness to longitudinal fluctuations in fiber dimensions, which affect the dispersion, even for signal and idler wavelengths far from the pump. In this paper, we present the method by which this point is found, how the fiber design characteristics impact on the stable point and demonstrate the stability through propagation simulations using the non-linear Schrödinger equation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2013
Published: December 6, 2013

Citation
Benoit Sévigny, Olivier Vanvincq, Constance Valentin, Na Chen, Yves Quiquempois, and Géraud Bouwmans, "Four-wave mixing stability in hybrid photonic crystal fibers with two zero-dispersion wavelengths," Opt. Express 21, 30859-30873 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-25-30859


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