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Dispersion engineering in soft glass photonic crystal fibers infiltrated with liquids
Author(s): Tomasz Stefaniuk; Hieu Le Van; Jacek Pniewski; Van Cao Long; Aleksandr Ramaniuk; Karol Grajewski; Lanh Chu Van; Mirosław Karpierz; Marek Trippenbach; Ryszard Buczynski
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Paper Abstract

We present a numerical study of the dispersion characteristic modification in a nonlinear photonic crystal fibre (PCF) infiltrated with organic solvents. The PCF is made of PBG08 glass and was developed in the stack-and-draw process. The PBG08 glass has a high refractive index (n < 2.0), high nonlinear refractive index (n2 = 4.3×10−19 m2/W) and good rheological properties that allow for thermal processing of the glass without crystallization. In the numerical study 18 different solvents were used. The dispersion, mode area, and losses characteristics were calculated. The zero dispersion wavelength (ZDW) of the fibre can be shifted towards longer wavelengths by approx. 150 nm by using Nitrobenzene as infiltrating liquid and by a smaller value using other liquids. At the same time the mode area of the fundamental mode increases by approx. 5 to 15% depending on the wavelength considered. The confinement losses increase significantly for six analysed liquids by a few orders of magnitude up to 102 dB/m. Our approach allows to combine high nonlinearities of the soft glass with the possibility to tune zero dispersion wavelength to the desired value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9816, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2015, 98160N (17 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2229482
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz Stefaniuk, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Hieu Le Van, Univ. of Zielona Góra (Poland)
Hong Duc Univ. (Viet Nam)
Jacek Pniewski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Van Cao Long, Univ. of Zielona Góra (Poland)
Aleksandr Ramaniuk, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Karol Grajewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Lanh Chu Van, Univ. of Zielona Góra (Poland)
Vinh Univ. (Viet Nam)
Mirosław Karpierz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marek Trippenbach, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Ryszard Buczynski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9816:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Waldemar Wojcik; Andrzej Smolarz, Editor(s)

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