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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 582–587

Complex intensity modulation transfer function for supercontinuum generation in microstructure fibers

Nils Haverkamp and Harald R. Telle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 582-587 (2004)

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We investigated the complex intensity modulation transfer function for supercontinuum generation in microstructure fibers (MSF). We measured the relative intensity and phase modulations in the output spectrum of the MSF with spectral resolution of one and ten nanometers, respectively. For small intensity modulation indices (~1 %) we found power modulation gain factors as large as 100 in certain spectral areas of the super continuum. In all spectral regions the phase modulation coefficient was found not to exceed 40 rad per percent of pulse power change. Consequences for applications of phase-coherent supercontinua, such as frequency metrology, pulse synthesis, heterodyne coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
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Original Manuscript: December 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Nils Haverkamp and Harald Telle, "Complex intensity modulation transfer function for supercontinuum generation in microstructure fibers," Opt. Express 12, 582-587 (2004)

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