Applied Physics B

, Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 547–550

Experimental demonstration of a photonic-crystal-fiber optical diode

  • S.O. Konorov
  • D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov
  • I. Bugar
  • M.J. Bloemer
  • V.I. Beloglazov
  • N.B. Skibina
  • D. Chorvat Jr.
  • D. Chorvat
  • M. Scalora
  • A.M. Zheltikov
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1417-6

Cite this article as:
Konorov, S., Sidorov-Biryukov, D., Bugar, I. et al. Appl Phys B (2004) 78: 547. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1417-6

Abstract

Two cascaded hollow-core photonic-crystal fibers with slightly shifted, but still overlapping, transmission peaks are shown to function as an optical diode for ultra-short laser pulses. Submicrojoule 100-fs Ti : sapphire laser pulses with a spectrum falling within the passband of one of the fibers, but outside the passband of the second fiber, experience spectral broadening due to self-phase modulation in the first fiber. A part of this self-phase-modulation-broadened spectrum is then transmitted through the second fiber. Identical short pulses propagating in the opposite direction are blocked by the second fiber with a shifted passband. A forward-to-backward signal ratio exceeding 40 is achieved with the created photonic-crystal fiber diode for 0.9-μJ, 100-fs pulses of 800-nm Ti : sapphire laser radiation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.O. Konorov
    • 1
  • D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov
    • 2
  • I. Bugar
    • 3
  • M.J. Bloemer
    • 4
  • V.I. Beloglazov
    • 5
  • N.B. Skibina
    • 5
  • D. Chorvat Jr.
    • 3
  • D. Chorvat
    • 3
  • M. Scalora
    • 4
  • A.M. Zheltikov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.International Laser CenterBratislavaSlovak Republic
  4. 4.Weapons Sciences DirectorateUS Army Aviation and Missile CommandHuntsvilleUSA
  5. 5.Institute of Glass Structure Technology and EquipmentSaratovRussia