Abstract

We present a novel design approach for realizing holey fibers (HFs) with flat dispersion characteristics and large mode area based on the existence of an artificially defected air-hole ring in the cladding, and on the inclusion of additional defected air holes in the core of the fiber. This unique type of HF can be used for achieving remarkable flat dispersion characteristics as well as a large mode area, which are particularly useful for high-speed data transmission. The validation of the proposed design is done by adopting an efficient full-vectorial finite element method for optical characterization of HFs. The proposed fiber can be employed in reconfigurable optical transmission systems for performing wavelength division multiplexing operation. Typical characteristics of the proposed HF are a flattened dispersion of 6.3±0.5pskmnm from 1.45to1.65μm and an effective mode area as large as 100μm2 in the same frequency range.

© 2006 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 (4)

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

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