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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8437–8443

Simultaneous scalar and cross-phase modulation instabilities in highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber

A. Kudlinski, A. Bendahmane, D. Labat, S. Virally, R. T. Murray, E. J. R. Kelleher, and A. Mussot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8437-8443 (2013)

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We report the experimental observation of scalar and cross-phase modulation instabilities by pumping a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber in the normal dispersion regime at 45° to its principal polarization axes. Five sideband pairs (two scalar and three vector ones) are observed simultaneously in the spontaneous regime, four of which have a large frequency shift from the pump, in the range 79-93 THz. These results are in excellent agreement with phase-matching arguments and numerical simulations.

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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
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

A. Kudlinski, A. Bendahmane, D. Labat, S. Virally, R. T. Murray, E. J. R. Kelleher, and A. Mussot, "Simultaneous scalar and cross-phase modulation instabilities in highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 21, 8437-8443 (2013)

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