Dispersion engineering of highly nonlinear chalcogenide suspended-core fibers

Coscelli, E., Poli, F., Li, J., Cucinotta, A. and Selleri, S. (2015). Dispersion engineering of highly nonlinear chalcogenide suspended-core fibers. IEEE Photonics Journal, 7 (3),

Abstract

Chalcogenide optical fibers are currently undergoing intensive investigation with the aim of exploiting the excellent glass transmission and nonlinear characteristics in the near- and mid-infrared for several applications. Further enhancement of these properties can be obtained, for a particular application, with optical fibers specifically designed that are capable of providing low effective area together with a properly tailored dispersion, matching the characteristics of the laser sources used to excite nonlinear effects. Suspended-core photonic crystal fibers are ideal candidates for nonlinear applications, providing small-core waveguides with large index contrast and tunable dispersion. In this paper, the dispersion properties of As2S3 suspended-core fibers are numerically analyzed, taking into account, for the first time, all the structural parameters, including the size and the number of the glass bridges. The results show that a proper design of the cladding struts can be exploited to significantly change the fiber properties, altering the maximum value of the dispersion parameter and shifting the zero-dispersion wavelengths over a range of 400 nm.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2421436
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Additional Information: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fiber nonlinear optics.,Optical fibers,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2015-06
Authors: Coscelli, E.
Poli, F.
Li, J.
Cucinotta, A.
Selleri, S.

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