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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9556–9569

Supercontinuum generation by femtosecond single and dual wavelength pumping in photonic crystal fibers with two zero dispersion wavelengths

T. Schreiber, T. V. Andersen, D. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9556-9569 (2005)

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We investigate supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers under femtosecond single and dual wavelength pumping experimentally and by numerical simulations. Details about the expansion of the blue but also the red side of the continuum due to cross-phase modulation (XPM) and transfer of energy to dispersive waves are revealed and experimentally confirmed. Additionally, simple guidelines are given to predicte the maximum bandwidth of supercontinuum generation only by the use of the dispersion curve of the fiber.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

T. Schreiber, T. Andersen, D. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Supercontinuum generation by femtosecond single and dual wavelength pumping in photonic crystal fibers with two zero dispersion wavelengths," Opt. Express 13, 9556-9569 (2005)

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