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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27872–27884

Scalar generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation-quantified continuum generation in an all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber for broadband coherent optical sources

Haohua Tu, Yuan Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Utkarsh Sharma, Martin Siegel, Daniel Kopf, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27872-27884 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.027872


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Abstract

We quantitatively predict the observed continuum-like spectral broadening in a 90-mm weakly birefringent all-normal dispersion-flattened photonic crystal fiber pumped by 1041-nm 229-fs 76-MHz pulses from a solid-state Yb:KYW laser. The well-characterized continuum pulses span a bandwidth of up to 300 nm around the laser wavelength, allowing high spectral power density pulse shaping useful for various coherent control applications. We also identify the nonlinear polarization effect that limits the bandwidth of these continuum pulses, and therefore report the path toward a series of attractive alternative broadband coherent optical sources.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2010
Published: December 17, 2010

Citation
Haohua Tu, Yuan Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Utkarsh Sharma, Martin Siegel, Daniel Kopf, and Stephen A. Boppart, "Scalar generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation-quantified continuum generation in an all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber for broadband coherent optical sources," Opt. Express 18, 27872-27884 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-26-27872


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