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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14792–14800

Broadband supercontinuum generation covering UV to mid-IR region by using three pumping sources in single crystal sapphire fiber

Jae Hun Kim, Meng-Ku Chen, Chia-En Yang, Jon Lee, Kebin Shi, Zhiwen Liu, Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin, Karl Reichard, Paul Ruffin, Eugene Edwards, Christina Brantley, and Claire Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14792-14800 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014792


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Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate that the the bandwidth of the supercontinuum spectrum generated in a large mode area sapphire fiber can be enhanced by employing triple pumping sources. Three pumping sources with wavelengths of 784nm, 1290nm, and 2000nm are launched into a single crystal sapphire fiber that is 5cm in length and has a core diameter of 115μm. The nonlinear interactions due to self-phase modulation and four-wave mixing form a broadband supercontinuum that covers the UV, visible, near-IR and lower mid-IR regions. Furthermore, we explore the possibility of generating a broadband supercontinuum expanding from the UV to far-IR region by increasing the number of pumping sources with wavelengths in the mid- and far-IR.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2008
Published: September 4, 2008

Citation
Jae Hun Kim, Meng-Ku Chen, Chia-En Yang, Jon Lee, Kebin Shi, Zhiwen Liu, Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin, Karl Reichard, Paul Ruffin, Eugene Edwards, Christina Brantley, and Claire Luo, "Broadband supercontinuum generation covering UV to mid-IR region by using three pumping sources in single crystal sapphire fiber," Opt. Express 16, 14792-14800 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14792


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