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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1453–1460

Spectral, temporal, and coherence properties of supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber

Iosif Zeylikovich, Vladimir Kartazaev, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 1453-1460 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.001453


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Abstract

Spectral, temporal, and coherence properties of supercontinuum (SC) generation in a microstructure fiber were experimentally studied with low-peak-power femtosecond pump pulses. By a spectral interferometry approach, the degree of mutual (axial) spectral coherence was observed to be low for solitons with a pump wavelength region close to the zero-dispersion wavelength (ZDW) and was observed to be high for the solitons with a pump wavelength region far from the ZDW. The generation of multiple frequency channels was experimentally demonstrated by dual time-delayed low-peak-power pump pulses near and far from the ZDW for possible application in a wavelength-division-multiplexing network.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Iosif Zeylikovich, Vladimir Kartazaev, and R. R. Alfano, "Spectral, temporal, and coherence properties of supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1453-1460 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-7-1453


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