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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5954–5962

29 W High power CW supercontinuum source

B. A. Cumberland, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5954-5962 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.005954


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Abstract

A 29 W CW supercontinuum spanning from 1.06 to 1.67 µm is generated in a short length of PCF with two zero dispersion wavelengths. The continuum has the highest spectral power density, greater than 50 mW/nm up to 1.4 µm, reported to date. The use of a short length of PCF enables the continuum to expand beyond the water loss at 1.4 µm. The dynamics of the continuum evolution are studied experimentally and numerically with close attention given to the effects of the water loss and the second zero dispersion wavelength.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2008
Published: April 11, 2008

Citation
B. A. Cumberland, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "29 W High power CW supercontinuum source," Opt. Express 16, 5954-5962 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-8-5954


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