We evaluate radio-frequency noise generated during supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers. Dramatically reduced noise is observed when seeding with picosecond pulses compared to femtosecond pulses for the same generated bandwidth in the infrared region.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, "Radio frequency noise of femto- and picosecond pulse generated supercontinuum spectra," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThC4.
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