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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 14763–14778

Noise reduction of supercontinua via optical feedback

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

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 14763-14778 (2011)

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The impact of delayed optical feedback on the supercontinuum noise properties is investigated numerically and experimentally. The supercontinuum is generated by coupling femtosecond laser pulses into a microstructured fiber within a ring resonator, which introduces the optical feedback. The power noise and spectral amplitude noise properties of this feedback system are numerically and experimentally compared with single-pass supercontinuum generation. In a demonstrative experiment via optical feedback the power noise could be reduced by 15 dB and the spectral amplitude noise could be reduced by up to 28 dB.

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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

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2011
Published: July 18, 2011

Nicoletta Brauckmann, Michael Kues, Petra Groß, and Carsten Fallnich, "Noise reduction of supercontinua via optical feedback," Opt. Express 19, 14763-14778 (2011)

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