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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 6 — Mar. 22, 2004
  • pp: 1045–1054

Supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero dispersion wavelengths

Karen Marie Hilligsøe, Thomas Vestergaard Andersen, Henrik Nørgaard Paulsen, Carsten Krogh Nielsen, Klaus Mølmer, Søren Keiding, Rene Kristiansen, Kim Per Hansen, and Jakob Juul Larsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 6, pp. 1045-1054 (2004)

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We demonstrate supercontinuum generation in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber with two closely lying zero dispersion wavelengths. The special dispersion of the fiber has a profound influence on the supercontinuum which is generated through self-phase modulation and phasematched four-wave mixing and not soliton fission as in the initial photonic crystal fibers. The supercontinuum has high spectral density and is extremely independent of the input pulse over a wide range of input pulse parameters. Simulations show that the supercontinuum can be compressed to ultrashort pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Published: March 22, 2004

Karen Marie Hilligsøe, Thomas Andersen, Henrik Paulsen, Carsten Nielsen, Klaus Mølmer, Søren Keiding, Rene Kristiansen, Kim Hansen, and Jakob Larsen, "Supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero dispersion wavelengths," Opt. Express 12, 1045-1054 (2004)

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