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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7914–7923

Supercontinuum generation by nanosecond dual-wavelength pumping in microstructured optical fibers

E. Räikkönen, G. Genty, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, K. P. Hansen, and S. C. Buchter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7914-7923 (2006)

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We study experimentally the spectral evolution of supercontinua in two different microstructured fibers that are pumped with nanosecond pulses from dual-wavelength sources of either 1064/532 nm or 946/473 nm output. The experimental findings are compared with simulations based on numerically solving the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The role of cascaded cross-phase modulation processes and the group-delay properties of the fiber are emphasized and demonstrated to determine the extent of the broadening of the continua to the visible wavelengths.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

E. Räikkönen, G. Genty, O. Kimmelma, M. Kaivola, K. P. Hansen, and S. C. Buchter, "Supercontinuum generation by nanosecond dual-wavelength pumping in microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 14, 7914-7923 (2006)

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