Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of symmetrical supercontinuum of over 40 nm in the 1.55 m region (1540 - 1580 nm) by injecting 1562 nm, 2.2 ps, 40 GHz optical pulses into a 200 m-long, dispersion-flattened polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber. The chromatic dispersion and dispersion slope of the fiber at 1.55 m are -0.23 ps/km/nm and 0.01 ps/km/nm2, respectively. This is the first report of 1.55 m band supercontinuum generation in a dispersion-flattened and polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fiber.

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Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Suzuki, H. Kubota, S. Kawanishi, M. Tanaka, and M. Fujita, �??High-speed bi-directional polarization division multiplexed optical transmission in ultra low-loss (1.3 dB/km) polarization-maintaining photonic crystal fibre,�?? Electron. Lett. 37, 1399-1401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Saitoh and M. Koshiba, �??Full-vectorial imaginary-distance beam propagation method based on a finite element schme: Application to photonic crystal fibers,�?? IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 927-933 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (7)

H. Kubota, K. Suzuki, S. Kawanishi, M. Nakazawa, M. Tanaka, and M. Fujita, �??Low-loss, 2-km-long photonic crystal fiber with zero GVD in the near IR suitable for picosecond pulse propagation at the 800 nm band,�?? in Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2001, Vol. 56 of OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2001), postdeadline paper CPD3.

K. P. Hansen, J. R. Jensen, C. Jacobsen, H. R. Simonsen, J. Broeng, P. M. W. Skovgaard, A. Petersson, and A. Bjarklev, �??Highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with zero-dispersion at 1.55 m,�?? in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2002, Vol. 70 of OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2002), postdeadline paper FA9.

Z. Yusoff, P. Teh, P. Petropoulos, K. Furusawa, W. Belardi, T. Monro, and D. Richardson, �??24 channel x 10 GHz spectrally spliced pulse source based on spectral broadening in a highly nonlinear holy fiber,�?? in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2003, OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2003), FH3.

W. Reeves, J. Knight, P. Russell, P. Roberts, and B. Mangan, �??Dispersion-flattened photonic crystal fibers at 1550 nm,�?? in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2003, OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2003), FI3.

K. Tajima, J. Zhou, K. Nakajima, and K. Sato, �??Ultra low loss and long length photonic crystal fiber,�?? in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2003, OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2003), postdeadline paper PD1.

K. P. Hansen, J. R. Folkenberg, C. Peucheret, and A. Bjarklev, �??Fully dispersion controlled triangular-core nonlinear photonic crystal fiber,�?? in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2003, OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2003), postdeadline paper PD2.

P. Petropoulos, T. M. Monro, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Framoton, R. C. Moore, H. N. Rutt, and D. J. Richardson, �??Soliton-self-frequency-shift effects and pulse compression in an anomalously dispersive high nonlinearity lead silicate holey fiber,�?? in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2003, OSA Proceeding Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 2003), postdeadline paper PD3.

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