Nonlinear wavelength conversion in photonic crystal fibers with three zero-dispersion points

Sebastian P Stark, Fabio Biancalana, Alexander Podlipensky, Philip St J Russell

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In this theoretical study, we show that a simple endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fiber can be designed to yield, not just two, but three zero-dispersion wavelengths. The presence of a third dispersion zero creates a rich phase-matching topology, enabling enhanced control over the spectral locations of the four-wave-mixing and resonant-radiation bands emitted by solitons and short pulses. The greatly enhanced flexibility in the positioning of these bands has applications in wavelength conversion, supercontinuum generation, and pair-photon sources for quantum optics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023808
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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