Philippe Roy

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Careful numerical computations show that very slight geometrical imperfections of the cross section of actual large air fraction holey fibres (d/>0.6) may induce surprisingly high birefringence, corresponding to beat lengths as short as few millimetres. The spectral variations of this birefringence obeys laws similar to those of elliptical core Hi-Bi holey(More)
A hybrid Fabry-Pérot cavity sensing head based on a four-bridge microstructured fiber is characterized for temperature sensing. The characterization of this cavity is performed numerically and experimentally in the L-band. The sensing head output signal presents a linear variation with temperature changes, showing a sensitivity of 12.5 pm/°C. Moreover, this(More)
We experimentally demonstrate the nonlinear generation of frequency-dissymmetric sidebands by injecting picosecond pump pulses inside the fundamental mode of a silica-core photonic crystal fiber in its normal dispersion regime. A systematic analysis highlights the fact that this phenomenon is based on the combination of the two major nonlinear effects(More)
Coherent combining is demonstrated in a clad-pumped Yb-doped double-core fiber laser. A slope efficiency of more than 70% is achieved with 96% of the total output power in the fundamental mode of one of the two cores. This high combining efficiency is obtained when both cores are coupled via a biconical fused taper in a Michelson interferometer(More)
The main modelling methods devoted to microstrutured air-silica optical fibres (MOFs) are presented and discussed. Then, the specific propagation properties of MOFs are studied in detail. Characteristics measured on fibres manufactured in our laboratory or reported in the literature are analysed. A large number of potential and demonstrated applications are(More)
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