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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 2940–2946

Generation of supercontinuum bottle beam using an axicon

Ja-Hon Lin, Ming-Dar Wei, Hui-Hung Liang, Kuei-Huei Lin, and Wen-Feng Hsieh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 2940-2946 (2007)

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A supercontinuum bottle beam was successfully produced by focusing a supercontinuum laser beam after passing through an axicon. The supercontinuum radiation was generated from a microstructured fiber pumped by a self-kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser. The cross-section intensity distributions of the generated bottle were recorded by a beam profiler. Using the line filters to select different central wavelengths, the different colors of bottle beams show slightly different bottle ranges and diameters due to the dispersion of axicon and focusing lens. The results consist with the theoretical prediction using the Fresnel-Kirchhoff’s formula in considering an incident Gaussian beam.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

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Ja-Hon Lin, Ming-Dar Wei, Hui-Hung Liang, Kuei-Huei Lin, and Wen-Feng Hsieh, "Generation of supercontinuum bottle beam using an axicon," Opt. Express 15, 2940-2946 (2007)

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