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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15776–15781

Supercontinuum generation in an ultrafast laser inscribed chalcogenide glass waveguide

Nicholas D. Psaila, Robert R. Thomson, Henry T. Bookey, Shaoxiong Shen, Nicola Chiodo, Roberto Osellame, Giulio Cerullo, Animesh Jha, and Ajoy K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15776-15781 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.015776


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Abstract

The authors report supercontinuum generation in an ultrafast-laser inscribed chalcogenide glass waveguide. The waveguides were fabricated using a Yb:glass cavity-dumped femtosecond oscillator with 600-kHz repetition rate. The waveguides were pumped using an optical parametric amplifier tuned to 1500 nm with a bandwidth of 100 nm. The broadest resulting supercontinuum spanned 600 nm (at -15 dB points) from 1320 to 1920 nm. The supercontinuum was generated in the normal dispersion regime, enhancing stability, and exhibits a smooth spectral shape.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2007
Published: November 13, 2007

Citation
Nicholas D. Psaila, Robert R. Thomson, Henry T. Bookey, Shaoxiong Shen, Nicola Chiodo, Roberto Osellame, Giulio Cerullo, Animesh Jha, and Ajoy K. Kar, "Supercontinuum generation in an ultrafast laser inscribed chalcogenide glass waveguide," Opt. Express 15, 15776-15781 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-15776


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