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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1471–1477

Soft-glass photonic-crystal fibers for frequency shifting and white-light spectral superbroadening of femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser pulses

Andrei B. Fedotov, Dmitry A. Sidorov-Biryukov, Anatoly A. Ivanov, Mikhail V. Alfimov, Valentin I. Beloglazov, Nina B. Skibina, Chi-Kuang Sun, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1471-1477 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001471


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Abstract

Structural dispersion and nonlinearity management of multicomponent-glass photonic-crystal fibers is shown to allow wavelength-tunable frequency shifting and white-light spectral transformation of femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser pulses. Launching 200 fs pulses of 1.25 μ m Cr:forsterite laser radiation into such dispersion-managed soft-glass photonic-crystal fibers in the regime of anomalous dispersion, we demonstrate spectrally tailored supercontinuum generation and frequency upshifting, yielding isolated spectral components with central wavelengths ranging from 400 to 900 nm .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2005

Citation
Andrei B. Fedotov, Dmitry A. Sidorov-Biryukov, Anatoly A. Ivanov, Mikhail V. Alfimov, Valentin I. Beloglazov, Nina B. Skibina, Chi-Kuang Sun, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov, "Soft-glass photonic-crystal fibers for frequency shifting and white-light spectral superbroadening of femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1471-1477 (2006)
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