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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 550–559

Pulse preserving flat-top supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fibers

Alexander M. Heidt  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 550-559 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000550


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Abstract

Supercontinuum (SC) generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber under high energy femtosecond pumping is numerically investigated. It is shown that coherent octave spanning SC spectra with flatness of better than ±1 dB can be achieved over the entire bandwidth. A single pulse is maintained in the time domain, which may be externally compressed to the sub-10 fs regime even by simple linear chirp elimination. The single optical cycle limit is approached for full phase compensation, leading to peak power spectral densities of multiple kilowatts/nanometer. The generated SC is therefore ideal for applications which require high broadband spectral power densities as well as a defined pulse profile in the time domain. The properties of the generated SC are shown to be independent of the input pulse duration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2009
Published: February 25, 2010

Citation
Alexander M. Heidt, "Pulse preserving flat-top supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 550-559 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-3-550

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