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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6194–6201

Power adjustable visible supercontinuum generation using amplified nanosecond gain-switched laser diode

Malay Kumar, Chenan Xia, Xiuquan Ma, Vinay V. Alexander, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry Jr, Carl C. Aleksoff, Alex Klooster, and Douglas Davidson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6194-6201 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006194


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Abstract

Supercontinuum (SC) light with a continuous spectrum covering 0.45–1.2 µm is scaled from 250–740 mW by varying the repetition rate of an amplified, frequency doubled, telecom laser diode. Efficient SC generation requires minimal non-linearity in the amplifier and anomalous dispersion pumping close to the fiber zero dispersion wavelength. Based on simulations, we present a 2-stage design that separates pulse break-up from spectral broadening to enhance the SC bandwidth for quasi-CW pumping.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Supercontinuum Generation

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2008
Published: April 17, 2008

Citation
Malay Kumar, Chenan Xia, Xiuquan Ma, Vinay V. Alexander, Mohammed N. Islam, Fred L. Terry, Carl C. Aleksoff, Alex Klooster, and Douglas Davidson, "Power adjustable visible supercontinuum generation using amplified nanosecond gains-witched laser diode," Opt. Express 16, 6194-6201 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-9-6194


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