Noise structure and coherence of mid-IR supercontinua in fibers with strong Raman nonlinearity were investigated. It was established that the octave-spanning spectra retain very high degree of coherence in the presence of the enhanced nonlinearity.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
V. L. Kalashnikov, E. Sorokin, and I. T. Sorokina, "Coherence and Noise Structure of the Octave-Spanning IR Supercontinua," 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 JWB29.
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