Extension of continuous-wave-pumped supercontinuum generation beyond 1380nm is demonstrated in a PCF with 6-fold reduced water-peak absorption around this wavelength. Extended bandwidth sources with Yb-fiber CW pumps can be employed for advanced, sub-micron resolution OCT.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, H. Sabert, and B. Mangan, "Extended Bandwidth CW-Pumped Infra-Red Supercontinuum Generation in Low Water-Loss PCF," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CFO4.
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