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We present a modified dual-core photonic crystal fiber, based on pure silica, with special grapefruit holes in the inner cladding. The fiber has large, broadband negative dispersion, and the dispersion value varies linearly from -380 t o-420 ps/(nm km) in the C band. To decrease the fabrication difficulty, large air holes are adopted. Furthermore, the(More)
We present a systematic process of theoretical design and experimental fabrication of the large mode area and large negative dispersion photonic crystal fiber. An easily fabricated fiber structure is proposed. The influence of structure parameters deviations from the design on the chromatic dispersion are evaluated and a design rule is given. Finally our(More)
We implement numerical modeling of high-energy laser-pulse propagation through bulk nonlinear optical materials using focused beams. An executable program with a graphical user interface is made available to researchers for modeling the propagation of beams through materials much thicker than the diffraction length (up to 10(3) times longer). Ultrafast(More)
We report experimental results of using an f/5 , cascaded-focus optical geometry for a high-dynamic-range optical limiter. The device consists of a 2-cm-thick CS(2) cell at the first focus and a reverse saturable-absorber dye in a thin cell (0.1 mm) at the second focus. The strong self-focusing in the CS(2) that is due to the ac Kerr effect and(More)
We demonstrated a fully fiber-integrated widely tunable picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on highly nonlinear fiber. The ring cavity with a 50 m highly nonlinear fiber was synchronously pumped with a picosecond mode-locked fiber laser. The tuning range was from 1413 to 1543 nm and from 1573 to 1695 nm, which was as wide as 250 nm. A(More)
A serial photonic channelized radio frequency (RF) measurement scheme is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. This scheme can be used for instantaneous multiple-frequency measurement and capturing key parameters of linear frequency modulation signals. Based on high-speed wavelength scanning, this photonic RF channelizer works serially in time domain,(More)
We demonstrate that we realize large-delay slow light based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in a short length of our fabricated small-core photonic crystal fiber (PCF). The cavity effect from the partially reflective splices in the end of the PCF enhances slow-light delay significantly. Our experiments show that large slow-light delay can be easily(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract—We demonstrate a picosecond fiber-optical para-metric oscillator(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract—We experimentally demonstrate, for the first time to the best of our(More)
Two methods are applied to reduce the peak-to-power ratio (PAPR) of asymmetrically clipped optical OFDM transmission systems in this paper. Bit error rate (BER) performance of different methods are compared in experiment. PAPR is reduced about 4dB by using companding transform with slightly receive sensitivity decrease.