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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12481–12492

High-power, high-coherence supercontinuum generation in dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides

A. Husakou and J. Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12481-12492 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012481


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Abstract

In this paper we theoretically study a novel approach for soliton-induced supercontinuum generation based on the application of metallic dielectric-coated hollow waveguides. The low loss of such waveguides permits the use of smaller diameters with enhanced dispersion control and enables the generation of two-octave-broad spectra with unprecedentedly high spectral peak power densities up to five orders of magnitude larger than in standard PCFs with high coherence. The predicted high coherence of the supercontinuum is related to the coherent seed components formed by the abruptly rising plasma density. We also predict that high-power supercontinua in the vacuum ultraviolet can be generated in such waveguides.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: July 8, 2009

Citation
A. Husakou and J. Herrmann, "High-power, high-coherence supercontinuum generation in dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides," Opt. Express 17, 12481-12492 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12481


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