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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 988–990

Measurement of the nonlinear refractive index in optical fiber by the cross-phase-modulation method with depolarized pump light

T. Kato, Y. Suetsugu, M. Takagi, E. Sasaoka, and M. Nishimura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 988-990 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000988


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Abstract

Depolarized pump light is used in measurements of the nonlinear refractive index, n2, in optical fiber by the cross-phase-modulation method. High measurement repeatability within ±1% is obtained by this method. The nonlinear refractive index is determined for dispersion-shifted fiber, standard single-mode fiber, pure silica-core single-mode fiber, and dispersion-compensating fiber as 3.35 × 10−20, 2.96 × 10−20, 2.79 × 10−20, and 4.44 × 10−20 m2/W, respectively, at 1.55 μm. This shows that the nonlinear refractive indices of the optical fibers differ greatly according to glass composition.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 1995
Published: May 1, 1995

Citation
T. Kato, Y. Suetsugu, M. Takagi, E. Sasaoka, and M. Nishimura, "Measurement of the nonlinear refractive index in optical fiber by the cross-phase-modulation method with depolarized pump light," Opt. Lett. 20, 988-990 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-9-988

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