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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 3740–3746

Soliton self-frequency shift and third-harmonic generation in a four-hole As2S5 microstructured optical fiber

Tonglei Cheng, Ryo Usaki, Zhongchao Duan, Weiqing Gao, Dinghuan Deng, Meisong Liao, Yasuhire Kanou, Morio Matsumoto, Takashi Misumi, Takenobu Suzuki, and Yasutake Ohishi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 3740-3746 (2014)

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Soliton self-frequency shift (SSFS) and third-harmonic generation (THG) are observed in a four-hole As2S5 chalcogenide microstructured optical fiber (MOF). The As2S5 MOF is tapered to offer an ideal environment for SSFS. After tapering, the zero-dispersion wavelength (ZDW) shifts from 2.02 to 1.61 μm, and the rate of SSFS can be enhanced by increasing the energy density of the pulse. By varying the average input power from 220 to 340 mW, SSFS of a soliton central wavelength from 2.206 to 2.600 μm in the mid-infrared is observed in the tapered segment, and THG at 632 nm is observed in the untapered segment.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: February 10, 2014

Tonglei Cheng, Ryo Usaki, Zhongchao Duan, Weiqing Gao, Dinghuan Deng, Meisong Liao, Yasuhire Kanou, Morio Matsumoto, Takashi Misumi, Takenobu Suzuki, and Yasutake Ohishi, "Soliton self-frequency shift and third-harmonic generation in a four-hole As2S5 microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Express 22, 3740-3746 (2014)

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