Investigation on the interplay between dispersion and nonlinearity in subwavelength-diameter silica fibers

Juan Juan Hu, Perry Ping Shum, Guobin Ren, Xia Yu, Guanghui Wang, Chao Lu

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A theoretical study of optical properties of subwavelength-diameter silica fibers is presented, with an emphasis on the interplay between dispersion and nonlinearity. The normalized dispersion and effective nonlinearity are used to analyze the diameter-dependent relative strength at all wavelengths. The dispersion and nonlinearity length are calculated for guiding waveguide dimension design for possible applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2086-2090
Number of pages5
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Dispersion
  • Nanowire
  • Nonlinearity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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