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  • Vol. 45, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6823–6830

Spectral transformation of femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser pulses in a flint-glass photonic-crystal fiber

A. B. Fedotov, E. E. Serebryannikov, A. A. Ivanov, and A. M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 26, pp. 6823-6830 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.006823


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Abstract

Nonlinear-optical performance of photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs) made of highly nonlinear TF10 glass is studied and compared with the general tendencies of nonlinear-optical interactions in fused-silica PCFs. The loss of TF10 glass PCFs prevents the generation of supercontinuum emission with a broad and flat spectrum, which typically requires propagation lengths comparable with or exceeding the attenuation length of the fiber. However, dispersive-wave emission of solitons, induced by high-order dispersion, phase-matched four-wave-mixing processes, and self-phase-modulation-induced spectral broadening are substantially enhanced in TF10 glass PCFs due to the high material nonlinearity, providing a high efficiency of frequency conversion of Cr:forsterite laser pulses.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2006

Citation
A. B. Fedotov, E. E. Serebryannikov, A. A. Ivanov, and A. M. Zheltikov, "Spectral transformation of femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser pulses in a flint-glass photonic-crystal fiber," Appl. Opt. 45, 6823-6830 (2006)
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