Abstract

Photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) are microstructured waveguides that are used in metrology, nonlinear optics, and coherent tomography. PCF studies are focused mainly on the improvement of dispersion properties and wide spectral single-mode operating domains. Consequently, in the astronomical context this kind of fiber is a good candidate for use in the design of a fiber-linked version of a stellar interferometer for aperture synthesis. We discuss the potential of these fibers to take advantage of wide spectral single-mode operation. We propose an experimental setup that acts as a two-beam interferometer that uses PCFs to measure fringe contrast at four wavelengths (670, 980, 1328, and 1543 nm), which correspond to the R, I, J, and H astronomical bands, respectively, with the same couple of PCFs. For this purpose we use, for the first time to our knowledge, a piezoelectric PCF optical path modulator.

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[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

L. M. Simohamed, F. Reynaud, “Characterisation of the dispersion evolution versus stretching in a large stroke optical fibre delay line,” Opt. Commun. 159, 118–128 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, J. P. de Sandro, “Properties of photonic crystal fiber and the effective index model,” Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 748–752 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1996 (2)

1993 (1)

F. Reynaud, E. Delaire, “Linear optical path modulation with λ/200 accuracy using a fiber stretcher,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1718–1719 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1968 (1)

Atkin, D. M.

Auguste, J. L.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Bahloul, F.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Barthélémy, A.

P. A. Champert, V. Couderc, A. Barthélémy, “Multi-watt, continuous wave, continuum generation in dispersion shifted fiber by use of high power fiber source,” presented at the Meeting on NonLinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Toronto, Canada, 28–31 March 2004.

Birks, T. A.

Blondy, J. M.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Champert, P. A.

P. A. Champert, V. Couderc, A. Barthélémy, “Multi-watt, continuous wave, continuum generation in dispersion shifted fiber by use of high power fiber source,” presented at the Meeting on NonLinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Toronto, Canada, 28–31 March 2004.

Chen, Z.

Coude du Foresto, V.

G. Perrin, O. Lai, P. J. Lena, V. Coude du Foresto, “Fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea: OHANA, the Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy,” in Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. Lena, A. Quirrenbach, eds., Proc. SPIE4006, 708–714 (2000).

Couderc, V.

P. A. Champert, V. Couderc, A. Barthélémy, “Multi-watt, continuous wave, continuum generation in dispersion shifted fiber by use of high power fiber source,” presented at the Meeting on NonLinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Toronto, Canada, 28–31 March 2004.

de Sandro, J. P.

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, J. P. de Sandro, “Properties of photonic crystal fiber and the effective index model,” Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 748–752 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Delage, L.

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Accurate measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” Opt. Commun. 232, 31–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Delage, F. Reynaud, A. Lannes, “Laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,” Appl. Opt. 39, 6406–6420 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” in New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE5491, 1406–1415 (2004).

Delaire, E.

F. Reynaud, E. Delaire, “Linear optical path modulation with λ/200 accuracy using a fiber stretcher,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1718–1719 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Diddams, S.

Diels, J. C.

Eom, J. B.

Gäbel, K.

Gasca, L.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Hänsch, T. W.

Holzwarth, R.

Kim, J.

Knight, J. C.

Labonté, L.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Lagorceix, H.

F. Reynaud, H. Lagorceix, “Stabilization and control of a fiber array for the coherent transport of beams in a stellar interferometer,” in Proceedings of Integrated Optics for Astronomical Interferometry, P. Kern, F. Malbet, eds. (Academic, Grenoble, France, 1996), pp. 249–253.

Lai, O.

G. Perrin, O. Lai, P. J. Lena, V. Coude du Foresto, “Fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea: OHANA, the Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy,” in Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. Lena, A. Quirrenbach, eds., Proc. SPIE4006, 708–714 (2000).

Lannes, A.

Lee, B. H.

Lena, P. J.

G. Perrin, O. Lai, P. J. Lena, V. Coude du Foresto, “Fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea: OHANA, the Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy,” in Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. Lena, A. Quirrenbach, eds., Proc. SPIE4006, 708–714 (2000).

Mélin, G.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Moon, D. S.

Nelson, J. S.

Paek, U.

Pagnoux, D.

A. Peyrilloux, D. Pagnoux, F. Reynaud, “Evaluation of photonic crystal fiber potential for fiber linked version of stellar interferometers,” in Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE4838, 1334–1340 (2003).

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Perrin, G.

G. Perrin, O. Lai, P. J. Lena, V. Coude du Foresto, “Fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea: OHANA, the Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy,” in Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. Lena, A. Quirrenbach, eds., Proc. SPIE4006, 708–714 (2000).

Peyrilloux, A.

A. Peyrilloux, D. Pagnoux, F. Reynaud, “Evaluation of photonic crystal fiber potential for fiber linked version of stellar interferometers,” in Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE4838, 1334–1340 (2003).

Poprawe, R.

Reynaud, F.

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Accurate measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” Opt. Commun. 232, 31–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Delage, F. Reynaud, A. Lannes, “Laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,” Appl. Opt. 39, 6406–6420 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Simohamed, F. Reynaud, “Characterisation of the dispersion evolution versus stretching in a large stroke optical fibre delay line,” Opt. Commun. 159, 118–128 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Reynaud, E. Delaire, “Linear optical path modulation with λ/200 accuracy using a fiber stretcher,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1718–1719 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” in New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE5491, 1406–1415 (2004).

F. Reynaud, H. Lagorceix, “Stabilization and control of a fiber array for the coherent transport of beams in a stellar interferometer,” in Proceedings of Integrated Optics for Astronomical Interferometry, P. Kern, F. Malbet, eds. (Academic, Grenoble, France, 1996), pp. 249–253.

A. Peyrilloux, D. Pagnoux, F. Reynaud, “Evaluation of photonic crystal fiber potential for fiber linked version of stellar interferometers,” in Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE4838, 1334–1340 (2003).

Rogstad, D. H.

Roy, P.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Russbüldt, P.

Russell, P. St. J.

Simohamed, L. M.

L. M. Simohamed, F. Reynaud, “Characterisation of the dispersion evolution versus stretching in a large stroke optical fibre delay line,” Opt. Commun. 159, 118–128 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Udem, T.

Vergnole, S.

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Accurate measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” Opt. Commun. 232, 31–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” in New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE5491, 1406–1415 (2004).

Wadsworth, W. J.

Wang, Y.

Windeler, R. S.

Yang, G.

Zghal, M.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

Zhao, Y.

Zimmermann, M.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Electron. Lett. (1)

F. Reynaud, E. Delaire, “Linear optical path modulation with λ/200 accuracy using a fiber stretcher,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1718–1719 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (2)

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Accurate measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” Opt. Commun. 232, 31–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Simohamed, F. Reynaud, “Characterisation of the dispersion evolution versus stretching in a large stroke optical fibre delay line,” Opt. Commun. 159, 118–128 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, J. P. de Sandro, “Properties of photonic crystal fiber and the effective index model,” Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 748–752 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other (7)

G. Perrin, O. Lai, P. J. Lena, V. Coude du Foresto, “Fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea: OHANA, the Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy,” in Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. Lena, A. Quirrenbach, eds., Proc. SPIE4006, 708–714 (2000).

A. Peyrilloux, D. Pagnoux, F. Reynaud, “Evaluation of photonic crystal fiber potential for fiber linked version of stellar interferometers,” in Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE4838, 1334–1340 (2003).

S. Vergnole, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, “Measurements of differential chromatic dispersion and contrasts in an hectometric silica fibre interferometer in the frame of ’OHANA project,” in New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, W. A. Traub, ed., Proc. SPIE5491, 1406–1415 (2004).

P. A. Champert, V. Couderc, A. Barthélémy, “Multi-watt, continuous wave, continuum generation in dispersion shifted fiber by use of high power fiber source,” presented at the Meeting on NonLinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Toronto, Canada, 28–31 March 2004.

L. Labonté, F. Bahloul, P. Roy, D. Pagnoux, J. M. Blondy, J. L. Auguste, G. Mélin, L. Gasca, M. Zghal, “Experimental and numerical analysis of the birefringence into microstructured optical fibres,” presented at the European Conference on Optical Communication, Stockholm, Sweden, 5–9 September 2004.

F. Reynaud, H. Lagorceix, “Stabilization and control of a fiber array for the coherent transport of beams in a stellar interferometer,” in Proceedings of Integrated Optics for Astronomical Interferometry, P. Kern, F. Malbet, eds. (Academic, Grenoble, France, 1996), pp. 249–253.

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