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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 17989–17995

Low-threshold supercontinuum generation in glasses doped with silver nanoparticles

Rodislav Driben, Anton Husakou, and Joachim Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 17989-17995 (2009)

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We present a comprehensive study of low-threshold supercontinuum generation using the large frequency-dependent enhancement of the nonlinearity in glasses doped with silver nanoparticles. We predict octave-spanning asymmetric, blue-shifted spectral broadening of fs pulses with intensity in the range of tens of GW/cm2. We also demonstrate the dependence of the spectral broadening on different physical parameters such as central operating wavelength, pulse duration, input power and the filling factor of the nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2009
Published: September 23, 2009

Rodislav Driben, Anton Husakou, and Joachim Herrmann, "Low-threshold supercontinuum generation in glasses doped with silver nanoparticles," Opt. Express 17, 17989-17995 (2009)

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