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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11553–11563

Tailoring CW supercontinuum generation in microstructured fibers with two-zero dispersion wavelengths

Arnaud Mussot, Maxime Beaugeois, Mohamed Bouazaoui, and Thibaut Sylvestre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11553-11563 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011553


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Abstract

We theoretically study broadband supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers exhibiting two zero dispersion wavelengths and under continuous-wave pumping. We show that when the pump wavelength is located in between the zero-dispersion wavelengths, a wide and uniform spectral broadening is achieved through modulation instability, generation of both blue-shifted and red-shifted dispersive waves and subsequently through soliton self-frequency shift. This supercontinuum is therefore bounded by these two dispersive waves which allow the control of its bandwidth by a suitable tuning of the fiber dispersion. As a relevant example, we predict that broadband (1050–1600 nm) continuous-wave light can be generated in short lengths of microstructured fibers pumped by use of a 10-W Ytterbium fiber laser.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2007
Published: August 27, 2007

Citation
Arnaud Mussot, Maxime Beaugeois, Mohamed Bouazaoui, and Thibaut Sylvestre, "Tailoring CW supercontinuum generation in microstructured fibers with two-zero dispersion wavelengths," Opt. Express 15, 11553-11563 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11553


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