Telluride glass fibres for all optical switching: - Nonlinear optical properties and fibre characterisation

H Bookey, K Bindra, A Kar, B Wherrett, X B Liu, A Jha

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Abstract

We report on the development of Telluride glass fibres as a suitable medium for nonlinear optical switching at the telecommunications wavelengths. Nonlinear properties of bulk TeO2 based glasses were measured with non-resonant nonlinearities an order of magnitude greater than that of silica. Nonlinear absorption was found to be negligible. Recently, low loss single mode fibres have been drawn from the TeO2 glass with losses approaching 1dBm(-1). A dual-channel picosecond laser system has been developed in order to demonstrate nonlinear optical Kerr switching in the fibres providing pulse widths of 20ps at repetition rates up to 2 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF 2002 IEEE/LEOS WORKSHOP ON FIBRE AND OPTICAL PASSIVE COMPONENTS
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7556-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd Workshop on Fibre and Optical Passive Components - GLASGOW
Duration: 5 Jun 20026 Jun 2002

Conference

Conference3rd Workshop on Fibre and Optical Passive Components
Abbreviated titleWFOPC 2002
CityGLASGOW
Period5/06/026/06/02

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