COST 241 intercomparison of nonlinear refractive index measurements in dispersion shifted optical fibres at lambda = 1550nm

Year: 1997

Authors: Fellegara A., Artiglia M., Andreasen S.B., Melloni A., Espunes F.P., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Italtel, I-20019 Milan, Italy; CSELT SpA, I-10148 Turin, Italy; Teledanmark, DK-8310 Arthus Tranbjerg, Denmark; Politecn Milan, I-20133 Milan, Italy; Univ Bourgogne, F-21011 Dijon, France

Abstract: COST 241 measurements of the nonlinear refractive index, n2, exhibit a large scatter depending on the specific measurement technique. This is largely due to the electrostrictive contribution to the Kerr nonlinearity, as is revealed by the resonant behaviour of n2 (with peak values up to 3.9 10-20m2 W-1) observed with signal modulation frequencies in the 0.1-1GHz range.


Volume: 33 (13)      Pages from: 1168  to: 1170

KeyWords: Electromagnetic dispersion; Electrostriction; Natural frequencies; Nonlinear optics; Optical Kerr effect; Optical variables measurement; Phase modulation; Refractive index; Resonance, Optical dispersion, Optical fibers
DOI: 10.1049/el:19970773

Citations: 20
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