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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2002
  • pp: 1215–1221

Cross-correlation frequency resolved optical gating analysis of broadband continuum generation in photonic crystal fiber: simulations and experiments

John M. Dudley, Xun Gu, Lin Xu, Mark Kimmel, Erik Zeek, Patrick O’Shea, Rick Trebino, Stéphane Coen, and Robert S. Windeler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 21, pp. 1215-1221 (2002)

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Numerical simulations are used to study the temporal and spectral characteristics of broadband supercontinua generated in photonic crystal fiber. In particular, the simulations are used to follow the evolution with propagation distance of the temporal intensity, the spectrum, and the cross-correlation frequency resolved optical gating (XFROG) trace. The simulations allow several important physical processes responsible for supercontinuum generation to be identified and, moreover, illustrate how the XFROG trace provides an intuitive means of interpreting correlated temporal and spectral features of the supercontinuum. Good qualitative agreement with preliminary XFROG measurements is observed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2002
Published: October 21, 2002

John Dudley, Xun Gu, Lin Xu, Mark Kimmel, Erik Zeek, Patrick O'Shea, Rick Trebino, Stephane Coen, and Robert Windeler, "Cross-correlation frequency resolved optical gating analysis of broadband continuum generation in photonic crystal fiber: simulations and experiments," Opt. Express 10, 1215-1221 (2002)

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