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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 3866–3879

Supercontinuum generation by multiple scatterings at a group velocity horizon

Ayhan Demircan, Shalva Amiranashvili, Carsten Brée, Uwe Morgner, and Günter Steinmeyer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 3866-3879 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003866


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Abstract

A new scheme for supercontinuum generation covering more than one octave and exhibiting extraordinary high coherence properties has recently been proposed [Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 233901 (2013)]. The scheme is based on two-pulse collision at a group velocity horizon between a dispersive wave and a soliton. Here we demonstrate that the same scheme can be exploited for the generation of supercontinua encompassing the entire transparency region of fused silica, ranging from 300 to 2300nm. At this bandwidth extension, the Raman effect becomes detrimental, yet may be compensated by using a cascaded collision process. Consequently, the high degree of coherence does not degrade even in this extreme scenario.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear sources

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2014
Published: February 12, 2014

Virtual Issues
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Ayhan Demircan, Shalva Amiranashvili, Carsten Brée, Uwe Morgner, and Günter Steinmeyer, "Supercontinuum generation by multiple scatterings at a group velocity horizon," Opt. Express 22, 3866-3879 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-4-3866


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