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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 16056–16062

Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers

Alexey Zaytsev, Chih-Hsuan Lin, Yi-Jing You, Chia-Chun Chung, Chi-Luen Wang, and Ci-Ling Pan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 16056-16062 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.016056


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Abstract

We report generation of broadband supercontinuum (SC) by noise-like pulses (NLPs) with a central wavelength of 1070 nm propagating through a long piece of standard single-mode fibers (~100 meters) in normal dispersion region far from the zero-dispersion point. Theoretical simulations indicate that the physical mechanism of SC generation is due to nonlinear effects in fibers. The cascaded Raman scattering is responsible for significant spectral broadening in the longer wavelength regions whereas the Kerr effect results in smoothing of SC generated spectrum. The SC exhibits low threshold (43 nJ) and a flat spectrum over 1050-1250 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2013
Published: June 27, 2013

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Alexey Zaytsev, Chih-Hsuan Lin, Yi-Jing You, Chia-Chun Chung, Chi-Luen Wang, and Ci-Ling Pan, "Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers," Opt. Express 21, 16056-16062 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-16056


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