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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 2 — Jan. 26, 2004
  • pp: 317–324

Flatly broadened, wideband and low noise supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear hybrid fiber

Takashi Hori, Jun Takayanagi, Norihiko Nishizawa, and Toshio Goto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 317-324 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000317


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Abstract

We present wideband of 1180-2100 nm, flatly broadened supercontinuum (SC) generation using highly nonlinear hybrid fibers and femtosecond fiber laser. Stable and smooth spectra without fine structure are demonstrated. The hybrid fibers are constructed by fusion splicing fibers with different properties. The SC spectra can be properly controlled by the optimal design of the hybrid fiber based on the numerical analysis. The generated SC pulse shows the low relative intensity noise (RIN).

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2004
Published: January 26, 2004

Citation
Takashi Hori, Jun Takayanagi, Norihiko Nishizawa, and Toshio Goto, "Flatly broadened, wideband and low noise supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear hybrid fiber," Opt. Express 12, 317-324 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-2-317


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