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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 19 — Sep. 19, 2005
  • pp: 7535–7540

Supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths tapered to normal dispersion at all wavelengths

Peter Falk, Michael H. Frosz, and Ole Bang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 19, pp. 7535-7540 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.007535


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Abstract

We numerically study supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers with two zero-dispersion wavelengths, weakly tapered to have normal dispersion at all wavelengths after a certain distance. We pump with 15 fs pulses with milliwatt average power and show that two distinct smooth spectral parts are generated, with improved stability due to the normal dispersion. We characterize the two spectral parts and show how the 3 dB bandwidth, the center wavelength, and the power of the two parts depend on the taper parameters and the pump power.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2005
Published: September 19, 2005

Citation
Peter Falk, Michael Frosz, and Ole Bang, "Supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths tapered to normal dispersion at all wavelengths," Opt. Express 13, 7535-7540 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-19-7535


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