Simple Method to Measure the Third-Order Nonlinear Coefficient of Optical Fibres

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Nguyen, Thanh Nam; Chartier, Thierry; Thual, Monique; Simon, Jean-Claude (Laboratoire Foton, CNRS/Université de Rennes 1 (UMR 6082), Enssat, BP 80518, 22305 Lannion cedex, France)
Nguyen, Thanh Nam; Bui, Trung Hieu (Faculty of Telecommunications, PTIT, km-10 Nguyen Trai str., Hanoi, Vietnam)
Brilland, Laurent (PERFOS, 11 rue Louis de Broglie, 22300 Lannion cedex, France)
Troles, Johann (EVC, UMR CNRS 6226, Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, 35042, Rennes, France)

We report a new method to measure the third order Kerr coefficient of optical fibres. This method is based on the self-phase-modulation-induced spectral broadening of optical pulses.