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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4816–4819

Measurement of group velocity dispersion in a solid-core photonic crystal fiber filled with a nematic liquid crystal

Markus Wahle and Heinz Kitzerow  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4816-4819 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004816


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Abstract

Liquid crystal-filled photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) are promising candidates for electrically tunable integrated photonic devices. In this Letter, we present group velocity measurements on such fibers. A large mode area PCF, LMA8, was infiltrated with the liquid crystal mixture, E7. The measurements were performed with an interferometric setup. The fiber exhibits several spectral transmission windows in the visible wavelength regime that originate from the bandgap guiding mechanism. The dispersion of these windows is very unusual compared to typical fibers. Our measurements show that it can change from 2500pskm1nm1 to +2500pskm1nm1 within a spectral range of only 15 nm. This leads to multiple zero dispersion wavelengths in the visible wavelength range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2014
Published: August 11, 2014

Citation
Markus Wahle and Heinz Kitzerow, "Measurement of group velocity dispersion in a solid-core photonic crystal fiber filled with a nematic liquid crystal," Opt. Lett. 39, 4816-4819 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4816


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