Abstract

The dependence of the nonlinear refractive index n2 on glass compositions for optical fibers is clarified. The relation between n2 and germanium- or fluorine-doped SiO2 is calculated on the basis of the measurement of n2 at 1.55 μm with the improved cross-phase-modulation method, taking into account the radial distribution of the optical power in the fibers.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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