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Experimental characterization of a highlly nonlinear fiber
Author(s): Andis Supe; Gil Fernandes; Nelson Muga; Armando Pinto; Mário Ferreira
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present an experimental characterization of a highly nonlinear silica fiber. It includes the determination of the fiber effective nonlinear parameter using the nonlinear four-wave mixing process. From the experimental results, a value γ = 10.6 W−1 km−1 has been obtained for the nonlinear parameter in the co-polarized case, which was reduced to γ = 9.4 W−1 km−1 in the case of a decorrelated state of polarization between pump and signal waves. A threshold power of 17.8mW was found for the stimulated Brillouin scattering process. A Raman gain curve extending over a frequency range of 25 THz, with a peak value shifted by 13.1 THz from the pump frequency, was also measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 87854D (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026182
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Andis Supe, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Gil Fernandes, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Nelson Muga, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Armando Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Mário Ferreira, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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