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Interferometric chromatic dispersion measurement of a photonic bandgap fiber
Author(s): Dirk Mueller; James A. West; Karl W. Koch
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Paper Abstract

In recent years several new classes of fibers have emerged based on the same basic technology platform-air/silica microstructures. While all of these fibers act as waveguides, each exhibit different optical properties leading to different applications. Out of these, photonic band-gap fibers are touted as the next generation long-haul transmission fiber. Since light propagates in air or vacuum, these fibers promise lower loss, lower nonlinearity and lower material dispersion. Low chromatic dispersion will undoubtedly be a crucial property of photonic band-gap fibers in long-haul applications. We will present experimental data that shows chromatic dispersion can be as low as tens of ps/nm/km at the transmission-spectrum center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475553
Show Author Affiliations
Dirk Mueller, Corning Inc. (United States)
James A. West, Corning Inc. (United States)
Karl W. Koch, Corning Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4870:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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