Spatial Equalization of Zero-Dispersion Wavelength Profiles in Nonlinear Fibers
Journal article, 2009

Longitudinal zero-dispersion wavelength (ZDW) fluctuations in long waveguides impose a fundamental limit on the achievable parametric mixer bandwidth. We demonstrate for the first time that the precisely measured ZDW profile can be taken advantage of by applying spatially controlled tension along the fiber length for fluctuation reduction and synthesis of a wide mixer response. The technique was experimentally validated by measuring local dispersion and tension maps and synthesizing a 145-nm-wide fiber parametric amplifier.

optical parametric amplifiers

optical fibre amplifiers

highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF)

nonlinear optics


E. Myslivets

Carl Peter Lundström

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

J.M. Aparicio

S. Moro

Andreas Wiberg

C.-S. Bres

N. Alic

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

S. Radic

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

1041-1135 (ISSN) 19410174 (eISSN)

Vol. 21 24 1807-1809

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