16 May 2017 Development and characterization of highly-nonlinear multicomponent glass photonic crystal fibers for mid-infrared applications
Author Affiliations +
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.
Conference Presentation
© (2017) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Tomas Nemecek, Tomas Nemecek, Matej Komanec, Matej Komanec, Dmytro Suslov, Dmytro Suslov, Pavel Peterka, Pavel Peterka, Dariusz Pysz, Dariusz Pysz, Ryszard Buczynski, Ryszard Buczynski, Bryan Nelsen, Bryan Nelsen, Stanislav Zvanovec, Stanislav Zvanovec, } "Development and characterization of highly-nonlinear multicomponent glass photonic crystal fibers for mid-infrared applications", Proc. SPIE 10232, Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres V, 1023204 (16 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265722; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2265722
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES + PRESENTATION

SHARE
Back to Top