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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24729–24734

Long wavelength extension of CW-pumped supercontinuum through soliton-dispersive wave interactions

B. H. Chapman, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, A. Mussot, and A. Kudlinski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24729-24734 (2010)

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A supercontinuum spanning over 700 nm with an average spectral power of 1.7 mW/nm and flatness of 6 dB was produced in a solid core, double zero dispersion wavelength photonic crystal fiber pumped with a high power, continuous-wave ytterbium fiber laser. The spectrum displays a strong feature centered around 1980 nm. Through numerical simulations we demonstrate that this feature is initially generated through the shedding of Cherenkov radiation by solitons at the second zero dispersion wavelength, and then extended by a four-wave mixing process between this generated dispersive component and other solitons forming the continuum.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2010
Published: November 10, 2010

B. H. Chapman, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, A. Mussot, and A. Kudlinski, "Long wavelength extension of CW-pumped supercontinuum through soliton-dispersive wave interactions," Opt. Express 18, 24729-24734 (2010)

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