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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2002
  • pp: 1520–1525

Extruded soft glass photonic crystal fiber for ultrabroad supercontinuum generation

V. V. Ravi Kanth Kumar, A. K George, W. H. Reeves, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, F.G. Omenetto, and A. J Taylor  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 25, pp. 1520-1525 (2002)

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We report the fabrication and properties of soft glass photonic crystal fibers (PCF’s) for supercontinuum generation. The fibers have zero or anomalous group velocity dispersion at wavelengths around 1550 nm, and approximately an order of magnitude higher nonlinearity than attainable in comparable silica fibers. We demonstrate the generation of an ultrabroad supercontinuum spanning at least 350 nm to 2200 nm using a 1550 nm ultrafast pump source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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Original Manuscript: November 11, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2002
Published: December 16, 2002

V.V. Ravi Kumar, A. George, W. Reeves, J. Knight, P. Russell, F. Omenetto, and A. Taylor, "Extruded soft glass photonic crystal fiber for ultrabroad supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 10, 1520-1525 (2002)

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