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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1917–1919

Design of dispersion-compensating Bragg fiber with an ultrahigh figure of merit

Sonali Dasgupta, Bishnu P. Pal, and M. R. Shenoy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 1917-1919 (2005)

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We report a novel idea for achieving highly efficient dispersion-compensating Bragg fiber by exploiting a modified quarter-wave stack condition. Our Bragg fiber yielded an average dispersion of approximately -1800ps/(nm km) across the C band for the fundamental TE mode and an ultrahigh figure of merit of approximately 180,000ps/(nm dB), which is at least 2 orders of magnitude higher than that of conventional dispersion-compensating fibers. The proposed methodology could be adopted for the design of a dispersion compensator across any desired wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

Sonali Dasgupta, Bishnu P. Pal, and M. R. Shenoy, "Design of dispersion-compensating Bragg fiber with an ultrahigh figure of merit," Opt. Lett. 30, 1917-1919 (2005)

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