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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 4848–4853

Experimental performance comparison for various continuous-wave supercontinuum schemes: ring cavity and single pass structures

Ju Han Lee and Kazuro Kikuchi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 4848-4853 (2005)

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We experimentally perform a comparative study on performance of three different schemes for generation of continuous-wave (CW) supercontinuum by use of nonlinear optical fiber, i.e. our proposed erbium-doped fiber (EDF)-based ring laser scheme incorporating a highly-nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber (HNL-DSF), the Raman gain-based ring laser scheme incorporating an HNL-DSF, and the conventional scheme based on pump beam single propagation through an HNL-DSF. The three schemes show different physical mechanisms of supercontinuum evolution from a CW pump beam. In particular, our proposed EDF-based ring laser configuration is found to have a better relative intensity noise performance than the other two schemes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

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Original Manuscript: May 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

Ju Han Lee and Kazuro Kikuchi, "Experimental performance comparison for various continuous-wave supercontinuum schemes: ring cavity and single pass structures," Opt. Express 13, 4848-4853 (2005)

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