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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7399–7404

Ultra wide band supercontinuum generation in air-silica holey fibers by SHG-induced modulation instabilities

Vincent Tombelaine, Christelle Lesvigne, Philippe Leproux, Ludovic Grossard, Vincent Couderc, Jean-Louis Auguste, Jean-Marc Blondy, Guillaume Huss, and Paul-Henri Pioger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7399-7404 (2005)

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Second harmonic generation in an air-silica microstructured optical fiber pumped by subnanosecond pulses is used in order to initiate modulation instability processes in normal and anomalous dispersion regimes. This allows us to generate an ultra wide and flat supercontinuum (350–1750 nm), covering the entire transparency window of silica and exhibiting a singlemode transverse profile in visible range.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

Vincent Tombelaine, Christelle Lesvigne, Philippe Leproux, Ludovic Grossard, Vincent Couderc, Jean-Louis Auguste, Jean-Marc Blondy, Guillaume Huss, and Paul-Henri Pioger, "Ultra wide band supercontinuum generation in air-silica holey fibers by SHG-induced modulation instabilities," Opt. Express 13, 7399-7404 (2005)

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