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Airguide Photonics at The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC) 2019

Published: 4 March 2019

Researchers from the EPSRC-funded Airguide Photonics Programme, at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC), will be showcasing a variety of papers and posters at the OFC 2019, San Diego, USA this week. Highlights include a tutorial on 'Advances in Hollow Optical Fibre Technologies and Applications' on Wednesday, and a postdeadline paper presentation on Thursday.

The ORC is also hosting its annual reunion on Wednesday, 6 March from 19:00-21:00 at the Royal India, 329 Market Street, San Diego. This event is open to all alumni and friends of the ORC, and sponsored by PriTel. There is no need to register.

Airguide activities at OFC

Monday, 4 March, 09:15-09:30, Room 9

High gain Bi-doped all fibre amplifier for O-band DWDM optical fibre communication

Dr Naresh Kumar Thipparapu reports a double-pass bismuth-doped fibre amplifier operating in the O-band with a 31dB gain and a 7dB NF for -10dBm input signal. The amplifier power conversion efficiency and gain-coefficient are 11% and 0.06dB/mW, respectively.

Authors: N. Thipparapu, Y. Wang, A. Umnikov, P. Barua, D.J. Richardson, J. Sahu, University of Southampton, UK

Monday, 4 March, 12:30-14:00, Room 14A, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

Career Prospects in the Fiber Optics Industry Discussion and Networking Event Professor Periklis Petropoulos, Airguide Project Manager, is organising this event for members of the OSA Fiber Optics Technology Technical Group, bringing together a panel of carefully selected experienced professionals from the fibre optics industry with students, professionals, and researchers in the field.

Monday, 4 March, 15:45-16:00, Room 3

Polarization Effects on Thermally Stable Latency in Hollow-Core Photonic Bandgap Fibres Dr Eric Numkam Fokoua reports that Hollow-Core fibres were recently demonstrated to have propagation time through them completely insensitive to changes in temperature. Here, we consider polarization dependent behaviour of these fibres and show how it can alter the fibre design.

Authors: E. Numkam Fokoua, W. Zhu, Y. Chen, S. Sandoghchi, T.D. Bradley, M.N. Petrovich, D.J. Richardson, F. Poletti, R. Slavik, University of Southampton, UK; W. Zhu, School of Optoelectronic Engineering and Instrumentation Science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, CHINA.

Wednesday, 6 March, 09:15-09:30, Room 3

Ultra-Broadband Bragg Scattering Four Wave Mixing in Silicon Rich Silicon Nitride Waveguides

Dr Cosimo Lacava shows the first demonstration of Bragg scattering inter-modal four-wavemixing in silicon-rich SiN waveguides. We report wavelength conversion using two spatial modes, exhibiting a maximum efficiency of -15-dB over a flat-bandwidth in excess of 30-nm.

Authors: C. Lacava, T. Dominguez Bucio, A.Z. Khokhar, P. Horak, Y. Jung, F. Gardes, D.J. Richardson, P. Petropoulos, F. Parmigiani, University of Southampton, UK;F. Parmigiani, Microsoft Research UK, Cambridge, UK.

Wednesday, 6 March, 17:30-17:45, Room 6E

Channel Selective Wavelength Conversion by Means of Inter Modal Four Wave

Dr Omar Anjum presents a paper in which he and his colleagues experimentally demonstrate a means to selectively enhance wavelength conversion of WDM channels on a 100 GHz grid exploiting nonlinear effects between the spatial modes of a few mode fibre. Authors: O. Anjum, K. Bottrill, P. Horak, Y. Jung, D.J. Richardson, P. Petropoulos, Optoelectronics Research Center, Southampton, UK; M. Suzuki, Y. Yamamoto, T. Hasegawa, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Yokohama, JAPAN; F. Parmigiani, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK.

Wednesday 6 March, 19:00-21:00, Royal India, 329 Market Street, San Diego

The annual ORC reunion, sponsored by PriTel Alumni and friends of the ORC are invited to attend our annual reunion. We welcome you to come along and talk about our exciting new projects - and we are keen to hear your latest news and plans also. There is no need to register in advance please come along on the day and we’ll be delighted to welcome you.

Thursday 7 March, 10:30-12:30, poster session in the main exhibition

Natsupa Taengnoi presents 'Nonlinearity Mitigation in O-Band Transmission'

We utilise the alternate mark inversion (AMI) scheme to mitigate the nonlinearity in O-band transmission. The results after transmission over 60km of SMF show that AMI outperforms the duobinary and on-off keying formats.

Authors: N. Taengnoi, K. Bottrill, C. Lacava, D.J. Richardson, P. Petropoulos, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

Thursday 7 March, 14:00-15:00, D4

Advances in Hollow Optical Fiber Technologies and Applications Tutorial

Professor Francesco Poletti reviews 20 years of advances in hollow core optical fibre technology for a non-specialist audience, focusing on physical guidance mechanisms, current and ultimate performance, and on applications in communications and more broadly.

Thursday 7 March, 15:15-15:30, Room 6D

Free Space Based Hollow Core Fiber Interconnection and Associated In-line Components

Dr Yongmin Jung presents compact, low-loss optical interconnection devices based on micro-collimator technology for hollow core fibres. Exemplar functional optical components (i.e. isolator and bandpass filter) are fabricated with low backreflection (<-47dB) and high modal purity (>20dB).

Authors: H. Kim, Y. Jung, Y. Chen, S. Rikimi, F. Poletti, D.J. Richardson, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

Thursday 7 March, 09:45-10:00, Room 2

High Spatial Density 6-Mode 7-Core Multicore L-Band Fibre Amplifier

Dr Yongmin Jung presents high spatial density SDM amplifier (i.e. 6-mode, 7-core multicore fibre amplifier) supporting 42 spatial channels. More than 17 dB average gain is obtained in the L-band with less than 5.4dB differential modal gain.

Authors: Y. Jung, S. Jain, I. Davidson, P. Barua, J. Hayes, S. Alam, D.J. Richardson, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK; M. Wada, T. Sakamoto, K. Nakajima, NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Tsukuba, JAPAN.

Thursday 7 March, 15:00-15:15, Room 6D

Novel Antiresonant Hollow Core Fibre Design with Ultralow Leakage Loss Using Transverse Power Flow Analysis

Dr Gregory Jasion presents work analysing transverse power flows in hollow core Nested Antiresonant Nodeless Fibres (NANFs), where we devise a simple and realistically achievable structural improvement that promises over two orders of magnitude lower leakage loss than current state-of-the-art. Authors: G.T. Jasion, D.J. Richardson, F. Poletti, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

Thursday 7 March, 16:30-16:45, Room 6C

Postdeadline paper session 1: Ultrawide Bandwidth Hollow Core Fiber for Interband Short Reach Data Transmission

Professor Francesco Poletti presents this postdeadline paper, a joint initiative between Airguide Photonics and LightPipe.

Authors: Hesham Sakr(1); Thomas Bradley(1); Yang Hong(1); Gregory Jasion(1); John Hayes(1); Hyuntai Kim(1); Ian Davidson(1); Eric Numkam Fokoua(1); Yong Chen(1); Kyle Bottrill(1); Natsupa Taengnoi(1); Periklis Petropoulos(1); David Richardson(1); Francesco Poletti(1)

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