Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 6 (2011)

Dispersion management in nonlinear photonic crystal fibres with nanostructured core

R. Buczynski, D. Pysz, R. Stepien, R. Kasztelanic, I. Kujawa, M. Franczyk, A. Filipkowski, A. J. Waddie, M. R. Taghizadeh


The subwavelength structure of the core of a photonic crystal fibre can modify its dispersion characteristic and significantly shift the zero dispersion wavelength. The dispersion properties of photonic crystal fibres with core structures made of a 2D lattice of subwavelength air holes and various glass inclusions are studied. We show that a modification of the core structure can give flat dispersion over a range of over 300 nm and can shift the zero dispersion wavelength over 700 nm while the core diameter and photonic cladding remain unchanged. The developed photonic crystal fibre with nanorod core has successfully demonstrated supercontinuum generation in NIR.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2011.11038]

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