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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2005
  • pp: 8625–8633

Supercontinuum generation in large mode-area microstructured fibers

G. Genty, T. Ritari, and H. Ludvigsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 21, pp. 8625-8633 (2005)

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Supercontinuum generation in large mode-area microstructured fibers is demonstrated by launching into the fiber ns pulses from a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The special properties of these fibers open the way to compact, single-mode, high-power supercontinuum sources with a low divergence of the output beam. The nonlinear phenomena leading to the formation of the broad spectrum are also described.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

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Original Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2005
Published: October 17, 2005

G. Genty, T. Ritari, and H. Ludvigsen, "Supercontinuum generation in large mode-area microstructured fibers," Opt. Express 13, 8625-8633 (2005)

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