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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2438–2445

Polarized supercontinuum in birefringent photonic crystal fibre pumped at 1064 nm and application to tuneable visible/UV generation

C. Xiong and W. J. Wadsworth  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2438-2445 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002438


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Abstract

We generate a flat, polarized and single mode supercontinuum (SC) spanning 450–1750 nm in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fibre (PCF) pumped by a 1064 nm microchip laser. More than 99% of the total power is kept in a single linear polarization. The measured power coupling penalty due to the elliptical core is less than 6% (0.25 dB). As one of its applications, we demonstrate tuneable visible/UV generation in the nonlinear crystal BIBO pumped by this polarized SC source. A tuneable range of 400–525 nm is obtained by critical phase matching in BIBO. We also show the results of visible/UV generation in BIBO pumped by the signal wavelength of polarized four-wave mixing (FWM) in PCF.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2008
Published: February 6, 2008

Citation
C. Xiong and W. J. Wadsworth, "Polarized supercontinuum in birefringent photonic crystal fibre pumped at 1064 nm and application to tuneable visible/UV generation," Opt. Express 16, 2438-2445 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-4-2438


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