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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 286–288

Supercontinuum generation in planar glass membrane fibers: comparison with bulk media

M. Kolesik, D. Faccio, E. M. Wright, P. Di Trapani, and J. V. Moloney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 286-288 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000286


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Abstract

Planar glass membrane fibers (PGMFs) are of current interest owing to the fact that they combine the interesting dispersive properties of fibers with diffraction in one unbound transverse dimension. We study supercontinuum (SC) spectra generated in PGMFs and show that the underlying dynamics has similarities to bulk medium. At the same time, the rich dispersion properties of PGMFs open up new possibilities, including SC spectral shapes that do not occur in natural bulk media. In all cases, the SC spectra in PGMFs can be interpreted in detail using the effective-three-wave-mixing model originally developed for bulk media.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2008
Published: January 26, 2009

Citation
M. Kolesik, D. Faccio, E. M. Wright, P. Di Trapani, and J. V. Moloney, "Supercontinuum generation in planar glass membrane fibers: comparison with bulk media," Opt. Lett. 34, 286-288 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-3-286


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