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Recent advances in very highly nonlinear chalcogenide photonic crystal fibers and their applications
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Paper Abstract

Perfos and the laboratory Glasses and Ceramics Group of University of Rennes 1 have worked together to develop a new fabrication technique for chalcogenide preforms based on the glass-casting process. Various fiber profiles have been designed by the Fresnel Institute and fiber losses have been significantly improved, approaching those of the material losses. Using this technology, we have manufactured an AsSe CPCF exhibiting a nonlinear coefficient γ of 46 000 W-1km-1. Self-phase modulation, Raman effect, Brillouin effect, Four-Wave Mixing have been observed leading to the demonstration of various optical functions such four-wave mixing based wavelength conversion at 1.55 μm by FOTON, the demonstration of Raman Shifts and the generation of a mid-IR supercontinuum source by ONERA and the demonstration of a Brillouin fiber laser by FOTON.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8257, Optical Components and Materials IX, 82570C (19 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908035
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David Méchin, Plate-forme d'Étude et de Recherche sur les Fibres Optiques Spéciales (France)
Laurent Brilland, Plate-forme d'Étude et de Recherche sur les Fibres Optiques Spéciales (France)
Johann Troles, Univ. Européenne de Bretagne (France)
CNRS Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Thierry Chartier, Univ. Européenne de Bretagne (France)
CNRS Foton (France)
Pascal Besnard, Univ. Européenne de Bretagne (France)
CNRS Foton (France)
Guillaume Canat, ONERA (France)
Gilles Renversez, CNRS, Institut Fresnel, Univ. d'Aix-Marseille (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8257:
Optical Components and Materials IX
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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