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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11358–11363

High spectral power density supercontinuum generation in a nonlinear fiber amplifier

P. H. Pioger, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. A. Champert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11358-11363 (2007)

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We present an experimental study on supercontinuum generation with high spectral power density by using a commercial nonlinear fiber amplifier. This new approach consists in the simultaneous combination of the amplification of a pulsed seed signal at 1.06 µm and its peak-power-induced spectral broadening as the optical pulse propagates along the amplifying fiber. A 750-nm broadening from 1 µm to 1.75 µm with tunable spectral power density according to the amplifier gain level is obtained. Spectral power density in excess of 3 mW/nm is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2007
Published: August 22, 2007

P. H. Pioger, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, and P. A. Champert, "High spectral power density supercontinuum generation in a nonlinear fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 15, 11358-11363 (2007)

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