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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5367–5374

High-power soliton-induced supercontinuum generation and tunable sub-10-fs VUV pulses from kagome-lattice HC-PCFs

Song-Jin Im, Anton Husakou, and Joachim Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5367-5374 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005367


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Abstract

We theoretically study a novel approach for soliton-induced high-power supercontinuum generation by using kagome lattice HC-PCFs filled with a noble gas. Anomalous dispersion and broad-band low loss of these fibers enable the generation of two-octave broad spectra by fs pulses, with high coherence and high spectral peak power densities up to five orders of magnitude larger than in standard PCFs. In addition, up to 20% of the output radiation energy forms a narrow UV/VUV band, which can be tuned by controlling the pressure in the range from 350 nm to 120 nm. In the temporal domain this corresponds to sub-10-fs UV/VUV pulses with pulse energy of few tens of µJ, caused by the formation of a high-order soliton emitting non-solitonic radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2010
Published: March 1, 2010

Citation
Song-Jin Im, Anton Husakou, and Joachim Herrmann, "High-power soliton-induced supercontinuum generation and tunable sub-10-fs VUV pulses from kagome-lattice HC-PCFs," Opt. Express 18, 5367-5374 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-6-5367


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