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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13459–13466

Theoretical models for beam quality evaluation of fiber supercontinuum sources

Aijun Jin, Jing Hou, Bin Zhang, Hongwei Chen, and Zongfu Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13459-13466 (2013)

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We propose three theoretical models to evaluate the beam quality of the fiber supercontinuum source as a whole. New definitions of spectral centroid and three factors to evaluate the beam quality of supercontinuum source are introduced. Based on the three factors some supercontinuum sources with different output power and spectra obtained from the experiment are calculated numerically. All the results denote that the three models are feasible and useful for the beam quality evaluation and comparison of the fiber supercontinuum sources as a whole with considering the power spectral distribution and propagation modes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2013
Published: May 28, 2013

Aijun Jin, Jing Hou, Bin Zhang, Hongwei Chen, and Zongfu Jiang, "Theoretical models for beam quality evaluation of fiber supercontinuum sources," Opt. Express 21, 13459-13466 (2013)

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