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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3471–3480

Enhanced bandwidth of supercontinuum generated in microstructured fibers

G. Genty, M. Lehtonen, H. Ludvigsen, and M. Kaivola  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3471-3480 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003471


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Abstract

Enhancement of the bandwidth of supercontinuum generated in microstructured fibers with a tailored dispersion profile is demonstrated experimentally. The fibers are designed to have two zero-dispersion wavelengths separated by more than 700 nm, which results in an amplification of two dispersive waves at visible and infrared wavelengths. The underlying physics behind the broad continuum formation is discussed and analyzed in detail. The experimental observations are confirmed through numerical simulations.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Citation
G. Genty, M. Lehtonen, H. Ludvigsen, and M. Kaivola, "Enhanced bandwidth of supercontinuum generated in microstructured fibers," Opt. Express 12, 3471-3480 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-15-3471


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