Four-Wave-Mixing in Zirconia-Yttria-Aluminum Erbium Codoped Silica Fiber

Ahmad, Harith and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Awang, Noor Azura and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi and Pal, Mrinmay and Thambiratnam, Kavintheran (2012) Four-Wave-Mixing in Zirconia-Yttria-Aluminum Erbium Codoped Silica Fiber. Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications, 7. p. 12011. ISSN 1990-2573, DOI

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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 μm 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-1km-1 is also measured, along with chromatic and slope dispersion values of 28.45 ps/ and 3.63 ps/, 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Four-wave-mixing; Non-linear optical phenomena; Zirconia-erbium doped fiber
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 04:24
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 04:24

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