All-fiber-integrated supercontinuum generation is demonstrated from ~0.9-3.6 µm with ~0.7 W time-averaged power by using a telecommunication laser diode, amplified by an erbium/ytterbium co-doped cladding-pumped fiber amplifier, and coupled into 35 m ZBLAN fluoride fiber.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
C. Xia, M. Kumar, M. N. Islam, A. Galvanauskas, F. L. Terry, and M. J. Freeman, "All-Fiber-Integrated Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum System with 0.7 Watts Time-Averaged Power," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CThH1.