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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 13 — Jun. 28, 2004
  • pp: 2864–2869

Supercontinuum generation in submicron fibre waveguides

S. G. Leon-Saval, T. A. Birks, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St.J. Russell, and M. W. Mason  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 13, pp. 2864-2869 (2004)

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Submicron-diameter tapered fibres and photonic crystal fibre cores, both of which are silica-air waveguides with low dispersion at 532 nm, were made using a conventional tapering process. In just cm of either waveguide, ns pulses from a low-power 532-nm microchip laser generated a single-mode supercontinuum broad enough to fill the visible spectrum without spreading far beyond it.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2004
Published: June 28, 2004

S. Leon-Saval, T. Birks, W. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russell, and M. Mason, "Supercontinuum generation in submicron fibre waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 2864-2869 (2004)

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