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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 19 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 4366–4371

White-light supercontinuum generation in normally dispersive optical fiber using original multi-wavelength pumping system

Pierre-Alain Champert, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Leproux, Sébastien Février, Vincent Tombelaine, Laurent Labonté, Philippe Roy, Claude Froehly, and Philippe Nérin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 19, pp. 4366-4371 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.004366


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Abstract

We report on the experimental demonstration of a white-light supercontinuum generation in normally dispersive singlemode air-silica microstructured fiber. We demonstrate that the simultaneous excitation of the microstuctured fiber in its normal and anomalous dispersion regimes using the fundamental and second harmonic signals of a passively Q-switched microchip laser leads to a homogeneous supercontinuum in the visible range. This pumping scheme allows the suppression of the cascaded Raman effect predominance in favor of an efficient spectrum broadening induced by parametric phenomena. A flat supercontinuum extended from 400 to 700 nm is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

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Pierre-Alain Champert, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Leproux, Sébastien Février, Vincent Tombelaine, Laurent Labonté, Philippe Roy, Claude Froehly, and Philippe Nérin, "White-light supercontinuum generation in normally dispersive optical fiber using original multi-wavelength pumping system," Opt. Express 12, 4366-4371 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-19-4366


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