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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27102–27107

Generating tunable optical pulses over the ultrabroad range of 1.6–2.5 μm in GeO2-doped silica fibers with an Er:fiber laser source

E.A. Anashkina, A.V. Andrianov, M.Yu. Koptev, V.M. Mashinsky, S.V. Muravyev, and A.V. Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27102-27107 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027102


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Abstract

We report generation of femtosecond optical pulses tunable in the 1.6–2.5 μm range using GeO2-doped core silica-cladding fibers. Optical solitons with a duration of 80–160 fs have been measured by the FROG technique in the 2–2.3 μm range. To the best of our knowledge, these are the longest wavelength temporally characterized solitons generated in silica-based fibers. We have also demonstrated more than octave-spanning femtosecond supercontinuum generation in the 1.0–2.6 μm range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

Citation
E.A. Anashkina, A.V. Andrianov, M.Yu. Koptev, V.M. Mashinsky, S.V. Muravyev, and A.V. Kim, "Generating tunable optical pulses over the ultrabroad range of 1.6–2.5 μm in GeO2-doped silica fibers with an Er:fiber laser source," Opt. Express 20, 27102-27107 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27102


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