Silica-based highly nonlinear optical fibers

Date: October 16, 2009
Time: 2 pm
Location: 1127 Kemper Hall

Masaaki Hirano
Optical Communications R&D Laboratories, Sumitomo Electric Industries, ltd.

Host: S. J. Ben Yoo

Abstract:

Recent progresses on optical characteristics of silica-based highly-nonlinear fibers (HNLFs) are presented. HNLFs have been widely used as platforms of all-optical signal processings and contributed to various fantastic demonstrations such as Raman amplification, optical parametric amplification and supercontinuum generation. In the presentation, recent progresses on optical characteristics of silica-based highly-nonlinear fibers (HNLFs), such as dispersion unifomization of longitudinal zero-dispersion wavelength and tailoring higher-order chromatic dispersions are reported. Applications using evolved HNLFs such as broad or selective FWM-based wavelength conversions and supercontinuum generation are also demonstrated.