Recent Advances in Ultra-Compact Highly Nonlinear Fibers and Their Applications

Konferenz: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
16.09.2007- 20.09.2007 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: ECOC 2007

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Takahashi, Masanori; Tadakuma, Masateru; Hiroishi, Jiro; Mimura, Yu; Sugizaki, Ryuichi; Yagi, Takeshi (Fitel Photonics Laboratory, Furukawa Electric co, LTD, 6, Yawata-kaigandori, Ichihara, Chiba, 290-8555, Japan)

In this paper, we review design and characteristics of recently reported down-sized highly nonlinear fibers (HNLFs) and ultra-compact HNLF modules. A Certain feasibility of down-sized HNLFs is confirmed through optical and mechanical evaluation. Furthermore, not only down-sizing, new attractive application is realized by utilizing unique mechanical characteristics of down-sized HNLF.