Abstract

An all-silica photonic bandgap fiber composed of a low-index core surrounded by alternating high- and low-index rings allows us to achieve a large mode area (500μm2) and large chromatic dispersion. Sharp resonances from the even Bragg mode to odd ring modes theoretically lead to 20,000ps(nmkm) chromatic dispersion when large bends are applied. By nature, sharp resonances are sensitive to inhomogeneities along the fiber length. Under experimental conditions, the resonances are broadened and the dispersion coefficient is decreased to 1000ps(nmkm). However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the largest dispersion coefficient reported using a large mode area fiber.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Actual refractive index profile of the bandgap fiber and the electric field distribution of two associated modes. (b) B ( V ) curves for even modes (open circles) and odd modes (solid lines) of the annular waveguide shown in the inset (composed of only the first step-index ring core).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Effective index versus the wavelength for the two modes resulting from coupling. Also reported is the evolution of the intensity distribution of the first mode and the refractive index of pure silica (in gray). Inset: computed chromatic dispersion.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of the attenuation and the chromatic dispersion versus the wavelength for L = 130 m and ρ = 10 cm (bandgap fiber connected to two single-mode fibers). Also reported are the observed near-field intensity patterns at λ = 1471 nm and λ = 1550 nm . Inset: whole spectrum exhibiting four couplings.

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