Flat and single mode supercontinuum generation spanning from 700 to 2350 nm was demonstrated using a nanosecond microchip laser and conventional cut-off shifted SMF. This configuration is attractive as a simple and low-cost light source.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation
T. Taru, M. Hirano, T. Sasaki, and J. C. Knight, "Supercontinuum Generation in Pure Silica Core Cut-off Shifted Single Mode Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CFS5.