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Development and characterization of highly-nonlinear multicomponent glass photonic crystal fibers for mid-infrared applications
Author(s): Tomas Nemecek; Matej Komanec; Dmytro Suslov; Pavel Peterka; Dariusz Pysz; Ryszard Buczynski; Bryan Nelsen; Stanislav Zvanovec
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Paper Abstract

We present a detailed chromatic dispersion characterization of heavy-metal oxide (HMO) glass photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) suitable for mid-infrared applications. Based on previous work with hexagonal and suspended-core fibers the focus was placed on determination of the chromatic dispersion curve to reach precise correlation between simulation model and real fiber based on both a post-draw model correction and broadband chromatic dispersion measurement. The paper covers the fiber design, discusses fiber manufacturing, presents measurements of fiber chromatic dispersion, provides the simulation model correction and finally proposes further applications. Selected fiber designs from simulation model were fabricated by the stack-and-draw technique. The dispersion measurement setup was based on an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The influence of optical elements on the measurement results and broadband coupling is discussed. We have proved that the critical factor represents the accuracy of the refractive index equation of the HMO glass and real fiber structure. By improved technique we reached the zero-dispersion wavelength with a reasonable precision of less than 30 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10232, Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres V, 1023204 (16 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265722
Show Author Affiliations
Tomas Nemecek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Matej Komanec, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Dmytro Suslov, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Buczynski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Bryan Nelsen, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Germany)
Stanislav Zvanovec, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10232:
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres V
Kyriacos Kalli; Jiri Kanka; Alexis Mendez; Pavel Peterka, Editor(s)

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