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Comparison of step-index and hexagonal microstructured chalcogenide As2S3 fibers for mid-IR conversion by four-wave mixing
Author(s): C. Alhenc-Gelas; P. Bourdon; G. Canat; F. Druon; A. Durecu
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Paper Abstract

The potential of four-wave mixing conversion in As2S3 step-index and microstructured fibers for light generation in the 3-5 μm wavelength range is assessed using the Fully Vectorial Effective Index Method to obtain the dispersion curves of the microstructured fibers. We demonstrate that it is theoretically possible to obtain a signal wavelength located at 3.05 μm from a pump at 2.31 μm, with sufficiently broad linewidth to perform efficient frequency conversion. Thereby, we highlight the superiority of microstructure over classical step-index structure for efficient mid-IR generation through four-wave mixing process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 78390V (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.867079
Show Author Affiliations
C. Alhenc-Gelas, ONERA (France)
P. Bourdon, ONERA (France)
G. Canat, ONERA (France)
F. Druon, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
A. Durecu, ONERA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7839:
2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2)
Juan Hernández-Cordero; Ismael Torres-Gómez; Alexis Méndez, Editor(s)

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