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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 834–839

Spatio-spectral analysis of supercontinuum generation in higher order electromagnetic modes of photonic crystal fiber

Benjamin Zwan, Samuel Legge, John Holdsworth, and Bruce King  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 834-839 (2013)

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The far-field spatial distributions of higher order electro-magnetic mode supercontinua were resolved spectrally and recorded. The supercontinua were created by precise control and direction of input pump energy offset axially from the photonic crystal fiber core. By processing the measured spectra, the spatial mode shape at each wavelength was determined. Discrete spectral features are associated with symmetrical spatial patterns arising from the host fiber geometry and suggest the electromagnetic mode pairing between the longer wavelength solitons and associated visible dispersive waves. Clear differences between supercontinua generated in fundamental and higher order electromagnetic modes exist. These data should inform theoretical studies as the solitons and the dispersive wave generated by fission may be matched by spatial orientation of the electromagnetic mode that both occupy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2012
Published: January 8, 2013

Benjamin Zwan, Samuel Legge, John Holdsworth, and Bruce King, "Spatio-spectral analysis of supercontinuum generation in higher order electromagnetic modes of photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 21, 834-839 (2013)

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