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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24611–24618

Adjustment of supercontinua via the optical feedback phase – experimental verifications

Nicoletta Brauckmann, Michael Kues, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24611-24618 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024611


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Abstract

The manipulation of a supercontinuum via delayed optical feedback is investigated experimentally. The supercontinuum is generated in a microstructured fiber and a feedback ring resonator introduces the optical feedback and leads to the formation of different regimes of nonlinear dynamics. Via the feedback phase the optical spectrum and the regimes of nonlinear dynamics can be adjusted systematically. The impact of delay detuning on two different length scales, namely on a sub-wavelength scale and on a larger scale in the order of 10 μm are discussed. Additionally, the adjustment of the optical spectrum without changing the regime of nonlinear dynamics is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2010
Published: November 10, 2010

Citation
Nicoletta Brauckmann, Michael Kues, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich, "Adjustment of supercontinua via the optical feedback phase–experimental verifications," Opt. Express 18, 24611-24618 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-24-24611


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