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Optical parametric amplification in dispersion-flattened highly nonlinear photonic crystal fibers
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Paper Abstract

Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs) are optical fibers with unique guiding characteristics as well as unusual nonlinear and dispersion properties. Since PCFs offer the possibility to engineer the zero-dispersion wavelength, the dispersion curve and the nonlinear coefficient value, they are very interesting for optical parametric amplification. In the present paper the phase-matching condition has been deeply analyzed in different triangular PCFs configurations. In particular, highly nonlinear PCFs have been designed to achieve flattened dispersion curves around the zero-dispersion wavelength in the C band. Very flat parametric gain, around 16 dB, on a bandwidth up to 35nm can be obtained with short PCF and low pump power level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5950, Photonic Crystals and Fibers, 59500K (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622153
Show Author Affiliations
Stefano Selleri, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
Annamaria Cucinotta, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
Federica Poli, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
Matteo Foroni, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
Lorenzo Rosa, Univ. of Parma (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5950:
Photonic Crystals and Fibers
Waclaw Urbanczyk; Bozena Jaskorzynska; Philip St. J. Russell, Editor(s)

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