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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 23 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 5697–5702

Highly nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber for smooth supercontinuum generation at 1.5 µm

Juliet T. Gopinath, Hanfei M. Shen, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Erich P. Ippen, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Tatsuo Nagashima, and Naoki Sugimoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 23, pp. 5697-5702 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005697


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Abstract

Short lengths of highly nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber are used to generate smooth supercontinuum spanning from 1200 nm to 1800 nm, with sub-0.5 nJ pulse energies. The spectral broadening in a 2-cm length of this fiber was used to compress 150-fs pulses to 25 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2004
Published: November 15, 2004

Citation
Juliet Gopinath, Hanfei Shen, Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Erich Ippen, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Tatsuo Nagashima, and Naoki Sugimoto, "Highly nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber for smooth supercontinuum generation at 1.5 µm," Opt. Express 12, 5697-5702 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-23-5697


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