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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9671–9676

Supercontinuum generation in a water-core photonic crystal fiber

Alexandre Bozolan, Christiano J. de Matos, Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Eliane M. dos Santos, and John Travers  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9671-9676 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009671


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Abstract

Supercontinuum generation is demonstrated in a 5-cm-long water-core photonic crystal fiber pumped near water's zero-dispersion wavelength. Up to 500-nm spectral width (evaluated at -20 dB from the peak) is achieved, while spectral widths were over 4 times narrower with a bulk setup at the same wavelength and peak power, and over 3 times narrower if the PCF was pumped away from the zero-dispersion wavelength. The supercontinuum generation mechanisms for bulk and waveguide setups are compared and tuning of the zero-dispersion wavelength via waveguide dispersion is theoretically investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2008
Published: June 16, 2008

Citation
Alexandre Bozolan, Christiano J. de Matos, Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, Eliane M. dos Santos, and John Travers, "Supercontinuum generation in a water-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 16, 9671-9676 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-13-9671


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