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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 26–28

Theoretical realization of holey fiber with flat chromatic dispersion and large mode area: an intriguing defected approach

Kunimasa Saitoh, Nikolaos J. Florous, and Masanori Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 26-28 (2006)

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We present a novel design approach for realizing holey fibers (HFs) with flat dispersion characteristics and large mode area based on the existence of an artificially defected air-hole ring in the cladding, and on the inclusion of additional defected air holes in the core of the fiber. This unique type of HF can be used for achieving remarkable flat dispersion characteristics as well as a large mode area, which are particularly useful for high-speed data transmission. The validation of the proposed design is done by adopting an efficient full-vectorial finite element method for optical characterization of HFs. The proposed fiber can be employed in reconfigurable optical transmission systems for performing wavelength division multiplexing operation. Typical characteristics of the proposed HF are a flattened dispersion of 6.3 ± 0.5 ps km nm from 1.45 to 1.65 μ m and an effective mode area as large as 100 μ m 2 in the same frequency range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Kunimasa Saitoh, Nikolaos J. Florous, and Masanori Koshiba, "Theoretical realization of holey fiber with flat chromatic dispersion and large mode area: an intriguing defected approach," Opt. Lett. 31, 26-28 (2006)

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