Ahmad, H and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Awang, N A and Harun, S W and Pal, Mrinmay and Thambiratnam, K (2012) Four-wave-mixing in zirconia-yttria-aluminum erbium codoped silica fiber. Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications, 7. Article No-12011. ISSN 1990-2573

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The generation and characterization of the Four-Wave-Mixing (FWM) effect in an Erbium Doped Zirconia-Yttria-Alumino Silicate Fiber (EDZF) is described. The EZDF is fabricated from a conventional silica preform by Modified Chemical Vapour Deposition (MCVD) and also solution doping to add glass modifiers and nucleating agents, with the resulting preform annealed and drawn into a fiber strand with a 125 +/- 0.5 mu m diameter. A 4 m long EZDF, ZEr-B with a propagation loss of 0.68 dB/m and an erbium concentration of 3000 ppm is used to investigate the FWM effect. The FWM power levels are measured to be approximately - 45 dBm at a region of 1565 nm and show good agreement with the theoretical predicted values. A non-linear coefficient of 14 W(-1)km(-1) is also measured, along with chromatic and slope dispersion values of 28.45 ps/nm.km and 3.63 ps/nm(2).km, which agree with the predicted values. The fabricated ZEr-B fibre has many potential applications utilizing the FWM effect, including the generation of multi-wavelength outputs. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2971/jeos.2012.12011]

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zirconia-Erbium doped fiber; non-linear optical phenomena; four-wave-mixing
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 13:38
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2012 13:38
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1812

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