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Dispersion-shifted all-solid high index-contrast microstructured optical fiber for nonlinear applications at 1.55µm

By Xian Feng, Francesco Poletti, Angela Camerlingo, Francesca Parmigiani, Peter Horak, Periklis Petropoulos, Wei H. Loh and David J. Richardson

Abstract

We report the fabrication of an all-solid highly nonlinear microstructured optical fiber. The structured preform was made by glass extrusion using two types of commercial lead silicate glasses that provide high index-contrast. Effectively single-moded guidance was observed in the fiber at 1.55µm. The effective nonlinearity and the propagation loss at this wavelength were measured to be 120W/km respectively at 1.55µm. These predictions are consistent with the experimentally determined dispersion of +12.5ps/nm/km at 1.55µm. Tunable and efficient four-wave-mixing based wavelength conversion was demonstrated at wavelengths around 1.55µm using a 1.5m length of the fiber

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:70949
Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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