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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering