Watts-level, continuous-wave pumped supercontinua, 1.06-1.7µm, generated in a new low OH-loss PCF exhibit distinct spectral and noise dynamics when pumped with either high or low intensity-noise 1um sources. Applications to ultra-low-noise µm-scale OCT are analyzed.
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J. C. Travers, B. A. Cumberland, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, N. J. Traynor, and A. Monteville, "Pump Format Influence on Noise Characteristics and Spectral Extent of CW Continuum Generation in New Low-water-loss Holey Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMGG5.