We report on the 5 W average power, supercontinuum generation in different air-silica microstructered fibers using a compact large-mode-area ytterbium-doped femtosecond fiber amplifier at 1060 nm center wavelength as the excitation source. The flat continuum ranges from <500 nm to >1800 nm. The experimental results are confirmed by numerical simulations, revealing the evolution and fission of higher order solitons as the main contribution to the continuum.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, and K. P. Hansen, "High power supercontinuum generation based on femtosecond fiber amplifier," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 89.
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