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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7107–7117

Experimental study of dispersion characteristics for a series of microstructured fibers for customized supercontinuum generation

Zbyszek Holdynski, Marek Napierala, Michal Szymanski, Michal Murawski, Pawel Mergo, Pawel Marc, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, and Tomasz Nasilowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7107-7117 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007107


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Abstract

We demonstrate an experimental study of the chromatic dispersion properties for a series of microstructured fibers (MSFs) dedicated for a supercontinuum generation. With white-light interferometry application we analyze experimentally how the small variations of structural parameters, i.e. an air-hole diameter and a lattice constant, influence dispersion characteristics in different groups of MSFs. Our study provides useful information on how to design the fiber which is less sensitive to the fabrication imperfections. Moreover those investigations are the initial step to the development of the customized or tunable supercontinuum light sources based on MSFs with slightly changed structural parameters which can generate light with a different spectrum range, adapted to a proper application.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Citation
Zbyszek Holdynski, Marek Napierala, Michal Szymanski, Michal Murawski, Pawel Mergo, Pawel Marc, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, and Tomasz Nasilowski, "Experimental study of dispersion characteristics for a series of microstructured fibers for customized supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 21, 7107-7117 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-7107


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