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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4405–4410

Raman-free nonlinear optical effects in high pressure gas-filled hollow core PCF

M. Azhar, G. K. L. Wong, W. Chang, N. Y. Joly, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4405-4410 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004405


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Abstract

The effective Kerr nonlinearity of hollow-core kagomé-style photonic crystal fiber (PCF) filled with argon gas increases to ~15% of that of bulk silica glass when the pressure is increased from 1 to 150 bar, while the zero dispersion wavelength shifts from 300 to 900 nm. The group velocity dispersion of the system is uniquely pressure-tunable over a wide range while avoiding Raman scattering—absent in noble gases—and having an extremely high optical damage threshold. As a result, detailed and well-controlled studies of nonlinear effects can be performed, in both normal and anomalous dispersion regimes, using only a fixed-frequency pump laser. For example, the absence of Raman scattering permits clean observation, at high powers, of the interaction between a modulational instability side-band and a soliton-created dispersive wave. Excellent agreement is obtained between numerical simulations and experimental results. The system has great potential for the realization of reconfigurable supercontinuum sources, wavelength convertors and short-pulse laser systems.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2012
Published: February 13, 2013

Citation
M. Azhar, G. K. L. Wong, W. Chang, N. Y. Joly, and P. St.J. Russell, "Raman-free nonlinear optical effects in high pressure gas-filled hollow core PCF," Opt. Express 21, 4405-4410 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-4405


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