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Dispersion-engineered and highly nonlinear microstructured polymer optical fibres
Author(s): Michael H. Frosz; Kristian Nielsen; Petr Hlubina; Alessio Stefani; Ole Bang
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate dispersion-engineering of microstructured polymer optical fibres (mPOFs) made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). A significant shift of the total dispersion from the material dispersion is confirmed through measurement of the mPOF dispersion using white-light spectral interferometry. The influence of strong loss peaks on the dispersion (through the Kramers-Kronig relations) is investigated theoretically. It is found that the strong loss peaks of PMMA above 1100 nm can significantly modify the dispersion, while the losses below 1100 nm only modify the dispersion slightly. To increase the nonlinearity of the mPOFs we investigated doping of PMMA with the highly-nonlinear dye Disperse Red 1. Both doping of a PMMA cane and direct doping of a PMMA mPOF was performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7357, Photonic Crystal Fibers III, 735705 (20 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820640
Show Author Affiliations
Michael H. Frosz, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Kristian Nielsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Petr Hlubina, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Alessio Stefani, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ole Bang, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7357:
Photonic Crystal Fibers III
Kyriacos Kalli, Editor(s)

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