Abstract

Microstructure fibers (MFs) have received a lot of attention owning to their high nonlinearity per unit length. In fact, all of the nonlinear effects that are present in standard optical fibers are expected to be observed in MFs with reduced length and pump power requirements. A number of MF-based telecommunication applications have already been demonstrated, including Raman amplification, 2R regeneration, wavelength conversion, and optical switching, optical parametric amplifiers.

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