11 July 2002 Interferometric chromatic dispersion measurement of a photonic bandgap fiber
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Proceedings Volume 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.475553
Event: ITCom 2002: The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications, 2002, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
In recent years several new classes of fibers have emerged based on the same basic technology platform-air/silica microstructures. While all of these fibers act as waveguides, each exhibit different optical properties leading to different applications. Out of these, photonic band-gap fibers are touted as the next generation long-haul transmission fiber. Since light propagates in air or vacuum, these fibers promise lower loss, lower nonlinearity and lower material dispersion. Low chromatic dispersion will undoubtedly be a crucial property of photonic band-gap fibers in long-haul applications. We will present experimental data that shows chromatic dispersion can be as low as tens of ps/nm/km at the transmission-spectrum center.
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Dirk Mueller, Dirk Mueller, James A. West, James A. West, Karl W. Koch, Karl W. Koch, } "Interferometric chromatic dispersion measurement of a photonic bandgap fiber", Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475553; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.475553
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