OFS Highly-Non-Linear Fibre combines a high non-linear coefficient with numerical small group velocity dispersion. The fibre design includes a high delta core, surrounded by a deeply depressed ring and doped with Fluorine. The HNLF is available in four versions: a version with a slope of 0.019 ps/(nm²•km), a zero dispersion slope version, a PM version, and a version with aluminum-doped core for increased SBS threshold. All are available with wide range dispersion values.
Unit of Measure


Item Description

N/A HNLF Standard Highly Non-Linear Fibre Modules

Optical Properties


N/A Non-Standard

Fibre Length

N/A 50 to 2000 m

Fibre Length Tolerance

N/A ± 3

Cutoff Wavelength

N/A < 1300 nm

Effective Area

N/A typical, 11.6 µm²


N/A -2.5 to +2.0 ps/(nm·km)

Dispersion Slope

N/A 0.019 ± 0.004 ps/(nm²·km)


N/A ≤ 0.20 ps/√km


N/A ≤ 0.90 dB/km

Typical Attenuation

N/A 0.8

Splice Loss to SSMF Pigtail

N/A ≤ 0.20 dB

Splice Loss to SSMF Pigtail (Typical)

N/A 0.10 dB

PM or non-PM

N/A non-PM

SBS threshold x effective length

N/A 18 (typical) W·m

Non-Linear Coefficient (Typical)

N/A 11.5 W-1•km-1

Typical Applications

N/A Non-linear Loop Mirror Optical Regeneration Optical Sampling Parametric Amplification Photosensitive Fibre for Writing of UV-gratings Pulse Compression Supercontinuum Generation Wavelength Conversion

Ordering Information


HNLF Standard Module