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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 2 — Jan. 26, 2004
  • pp: 347–353

Generation of a broadband continuum with high spectral coherence in tapered single-mode optical fibers

Fei Lu and Wayne H. Knox  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 347-353 (2004)

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By means of a delayed pulsed method, we carry out an experimental study of the mutual spectral coherence of supercontinuum trains generated through a tapered fiber. We observe a strong dependence of the spectral coherence on the input wavelength. Analysis of the interferograms shows that this is related to the robustness of different order soliton fission processes. A broadband continuum with 20dB wavelength from 500nm~1300nm with high coherence (mean visibility g12~0.7) is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: December 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2004
Published: January 26, 2004

Fei Lu and Wayne Knox, "Generation of a broadband continuum with high spectral coherence in tapered single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Express 12, 347-353 (2004)

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