Experimental nonlinear optics in microstructure fiber

Jay E. Sharping, Macro Fiorentino, Prem Kumar, R. S. Windeler

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A study on the investigations of nonlinear optics in microstructure fibers (MF) was performed. The potential for using MFs in broadband optical amplifiers, wavelength shifters, and all-optical switches was explored. It was shown that the drawbacks of fiber-based devices can be overcome by the combination of a small effective core area with single-mode waveguide behavior over a wide wavelength range and with engineerable dispersion characteristics. The feasibility of using MF to perform essential functions in high-speed all-optical processing was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-573
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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