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Large chromatic dispersion in a planar tapered ARROW waveguide
Author(s): I. Arfaoui; B. Morasse; M. A. Duguay
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Paper Abstract

We describe a planar waveguide structure with an air core and a slightly tapered silica etalon that accomplishes periodic chromatic dispersion compensation by using the properties of an antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) [3]. Theory predicts resonance peaks in the dispersion spectrum. With a 40-micron air core diameter and a cladding thickness tapering from 215.0 to 216.25 microns, a free spectral range of 4.93 nm was measured, in agreement with a 4.95 nm calculation. Dispersion measurements with an optical network analyser gave a dispersion of -24 ps/, which is about five orders of magnitude higher than the dispersion of standard communications fibres. This result is in excellent agreement with the value -27 ps/ calculated with the help of the RSoft© simulation software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 63431E (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707732
Show Author Affiliations
I. Arfaoui, Univ. Laval (Canada)
B. Morasse, Univ. Laval (Canada)
M. A. Duguay, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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