Accurate wavelength scanned four-wave mixing (FWM) measurement results in an optical fiber are presented with two tunable laser sources near the dispersion-zero wavelength of the fiber. By comparing the measured FWM data with a simple analytic expression, we have demonstrated that important linear and nonlinear optical properties such as zero-dispersion wavelength, dispersion slope and nonlinear refractive index of the sample fiber. Highly accurate and repeatable measurement results for a sample fiber are presented. Temperature-dependent change in the chromatic dispersion of a fiber is also investigated.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Mar|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)