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Design of microstructured optical fibers for supercontinuum generation
Author(s): Silvia M. Rodrigues; Margarida M. Facão; Sofia C. Latas; Mário F. S. Ferreira
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Paper Abstract

The optimized design of microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) for supercontinuum generation is investigated. The dependence of the group velocity dispersion and effective mode area on wavelength is analyzed. We consider first the case of a conventional MOF with a hexagonal pattern of air holes. In addition, we propose a new design, corresponding to a layered spiral microstructured optical fiber (LS-MOF). By changing appropriately its three parameters, it is possible to shift the zero dispersion wavelength to visible and near-infrared regions, as well as to achieve a very high nonlinearity near this wavelength. Supercontinuum generation is simulated in a LS-MOF with optimized design .

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 87854H (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026189
Show Author Affiliations
Silvia M. Rodrigues, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Margarida M. Facão, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Sofia C. Latas, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Mário F. S. Ferreira, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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