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Highly nonlinear hybrid AsSe-PMMA microtapers and applications
Author(s): Martin Rochette; Chams Baker
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Paper Abstract

We report the fabrication and optical characterization of the first hybrid chalcogenide-polymer microtapers. With this material combination, the chalcogenide wire induces a large Kerr effect whereas the polymer coating provides sufficient mechanical robustness and flexibility to the assembly for normal handling as well as limiting the evanescent interaction with the environment. A few centimeters of such a nonlinear microtaper can replace kilometers of highly nonlinear silica fiber. Becoming a building block in itself, the hybrid microtaper can also be used to assemble new highly nonlinear components such as nonlinear couplers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 78390F (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869774
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Martin Rochette, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Chams Baker, McGill Univ. (Canada)

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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