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Silica glass based nonlinear optical fibers
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews silica glass based nonlinear optical fiber designs for signal processing using optical Kerr effect. The requirements for designing nonlinear fibers are described first. Then the design concept is discussed and design examples are shown to illustrate the tradeoffs among the different fiber properties such as effective area, dispersion and attenuation. Furthermore, fiber designs with distributed Brillouin frequency shift to mitigate the effect of simulated Brillouin scattering in nonlinear fibers are discussed in detail. SBS threshold increase of 7 dB over conventional nonlinear fibers is experimentally demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6025, ICO20: Optical Communication, 602503 (28 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666983
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Ming-Jun Li, Corning Inc. (United States)
Shenping Li, Corning Inc. (United States)
Daniel A. Nolan, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6025:
ICO20: Optical Communication

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