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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2892–2894

Quasi-super-continuum generation using ultrahigh-speed wavelength-tunable soliton pulses

Kazuhiko Sumimura, Takefumi Ohta, and Norihiko Nishizawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2892-2894 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002892


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Abstract

A quasi-super-continuum (quasi-SC) source is demonstrated as a new broadband light source for the first time to our knowledge using electronically controlled ultrahigh-speed wavelength tuning of a femtosecond soliton pulse. The scanning speed is as fast as 1 MHz . The center wavelength, bandwidth, and spectrum shape can be changed arbitrarily. The generated quasi-SC is evaluated by detecting the interference signal in a Michelson interferometer. It was confirmed that the quasi-SC source worked like the conventional SC source for the incoherent interferometer system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2008
Published: December 3, 2008

Citation
Kazuhiko Sumimura, Takefumi Ohta, and Norihiko Nishizawa, "Quasi-super-continuum generation using ultrahigh-speed wavelength-tunable soliton pulses," Opt. Lett. 33, 2892-2894 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-24-2892


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