Abstract

An all-solid microstructured fiber based on two thermallymatched silicate glasses with a high index contrast has been fabricated for the first time. The microstructured cladding was shown to be essentially unchanged during fiber drawing. Fiber attenuation was measured as 5dB/m at 1.55m by the cutback method. High nonlinearity 230 W-1km-1 has been predicted and experimentally demonstrated in this fiber at 1.55m. In addition, modeling predicts that near-zero dispersion can be achieved between 1.5-1.6m in this class of high nonlinear fiber.

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J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, R. F. Cregan, P. St. J. Russell and J-P de Sandro, �??Large mode area photonic crystal fibre,�?? Electron. Lett. 34, 1347-1348 (1998).
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T. M. Monro, Y. D. West, D. W. Hewak, N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, �??Chalcogenide holey fibres,�?? Electron. Lett. 36, 1998-2000 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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T. A. Birks, D. Mogilevtsev, J. C. Knight and P. St. J. Russell, "Dispersion compensation using single material fibers," IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett. 11, 674-676 (1999).
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T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, N. G. R. Broderick, �??Efficient modeling of holey fibers,�?? Proc. Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. No. FG3, San Diego, California 21-26 Feb 1999.

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T. M. Monro, K. M. Kiang, J. H. Lee, K. Frampton, Z. Yusoff, R. Moore, J. Tucknott, D. W. Hewak, H. N. Rutt and D. J. Richardson, �??High nonlinearity extruded single-mode holey optical fibers,�?? Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. Post deadline paper FA1, 1-3 OFC 2002 (2002).

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Photonics Technology Lett. (1)

J. H. Lee, W. Belardi, K. Furusawa, P. Petropoulos, Z. Yusoff, T. M. Monro, D. J. Richardson, �??Four-wave mixing based 10Gbit/s tunable wavelength conversion using a holey fiber with a high SBS threshold,�?? Photonics Technology Lett. 15, 440-442 (2003)

Science (2)

J. C. Knight, J. Broeng, T. A. Birks and P. St. J. Russell, �??Photonic band gap guidance in optical fibers,�?? Science 282, 1476-1478 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Other (5)

C. Cryan, K. Tatah, R. Strack, �??Multi-component all glass photonic bandgap fiber,�?? US Patent No. US 6598428B1 (Date of Patent: Jul. 29, 2003).

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, (Academic Press, Boston, 2001).

D. N. Nikogosyan, Properties of Optical and Laser-related Materials: A Handbook, (John Wiley & Sons, 1997).

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