Abstract

A simple silicon-core microfiber has been proposed to simultaneously achieve an ultrahigh birefringence order of 101, a large nonlinear coefficient, and two zero-dispersion wavelengths. The full-vector finite-element method with a circular perfectly matched layer boundary is used to simulate the properties of our proposed microfiber. It is suitable to achieve two zero-dispersion wavelengths of 1280 and 1817  nm for the x-polarized HE11 mode and of 1293 and 1695  nm for the y-polarized HE11 mode, when the major and minor diameters are, respectively, 1.05 and 0.315  μm, and the radius of the silicon core is about 135.35 nm. Meanwhile, the nonlinear coefficients of two nondegenerated HE11 modes at the wavelength of 1550 nm are 17.42 and 33.77  W1m1, respectively, and the maximum birefringence is about 0.24 at 1550 nm wavelength. Therefore, our proposed silicon-core microfiber exhibits excellent polarization and nonlinearity performance, which enables it to be used for polarization-maintaining nonlinear signal processing, such as supercontinuum spectrum generation, parametric amplification, optical nonlinear sensor, and so on.

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Xiaoying He, Chong Li, Zonghai Hu, and Xia Guo, "Ultrahigh birefringent nonlinear silicon-core microfiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths: publisher’s note," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35, 189-189 (2018)
http://proxy.osapublishing.org/josab/abstract.cfm?uri=josab-35-1-189

18 December 2017: A typographical correction was made to the author affiliations.


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