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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 2 — Jan. 26, 2004
  • pp: 299–309

Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with Q-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres

W. J. Wadsworth, N. Joly, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, F. Biancalana, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 299-309 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000299


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Abstract

Photonic crystal fibres exhibiting endlessly single-mode operation and dispersion zero in the range 1040 to 1100 nm are demonstrated. A sub-ns pump source at 1064 nm generates a parametric output at 732 nm with an efficiency of 35%, or parametric gain of 55 dB at 1315 nm. A broad, flat supercontinuum extending from 500 nm to beyond 1750 nm is also demonstrated using the same pump source.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2004
Published: January 26, 2004

Citation
W. Wadsworth, N. Joly, J. Knight, T. Birks, F. Biancalana, and P. Russell, "Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with Q-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres," Opt. Express 12, 299-309 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-2-299


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