Abstract

We investigate the impact of germanium oxide (GeO2) doping on the linear and nonlinear properties of photonic crystal fibers. We propose some design rules allowing a strong enhancement of the Raman and Kerr nonlinearities with little impact on the fiber dispersive properties. It is experimentally and numerically demonstrated that using GeO2-doped core photonic crystal fibers allows a significant enhancement of the soliton self-frequency shift as compared to pure silica photonic crystal fibers with comparable dispersion. We found that the high nonlinear coefficient (due to a good mode confinement) obtained in the GeO2-doped core fiber plays a more important role on the soliton self-frequency shift enhancement than the intrinsic Raman gain.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (13)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription