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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2851–2857

Power dependence of supercontinuum noise in uniform and tapered PCFs

U. Møller, S. T. Sørensen, C. Jakobsen, J. Johansen, P. M. Moselund, C. L. Thomsen, and O. Bang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2851-2857 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002851


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the noise properties of picosecond supercontinuum spectra generated at different power levels in uniform and tapered photonic crystal fibers. We show that the noise at the spectral edges of the generated supercontinuum is at a constant level independent on the pump power in both tapered and uniform fibers. At high input power the spectral bandwidth is limited by the infrared loss edge, this however has no effect on the noise properties.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2012
Published: January 23, 2012

Citation
U. Møller, S. T. Sørensen, C. Jakobsen, J. Johansen, P. M. Moselund, C. L. Thomsen, and O. Bang, "Power dependence of supercontinuum noise in uniform and tapered PCFs," Opt. Express 20, 2851-2857 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2851


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