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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4639–4641

Octave-spanning infrared supercontinuum generation in robust chalcogenide nanotapers using picosecond pulses

Soroush Shabahang, Michael P. Marquez, Guangming Tao, Mohammad U. Piracha, Dat Nguyen, Peter J. Delfyett, and Ayman F. Abouraddy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4639-4641 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004639


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Abstract

We report on infrared supercontinuum generation extending over more than one octave of bandwidth, from 850 nm to 2.35 μm, produced in a single spatial mode from a robust, compact, composite chalcogenide glass nanotaper. A picosecond laser at 1.55 μm pumps a high-index-contrast, all-solid nanotaper that strongly confines the field to a 480 nm diameter core, while a thermally compatible built-in polymer jacket lends the nanotaper mechanical stability.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2012
Published: November 7, 2012

Citation
Soroush Shabahang, Michael P. Marquez, Guangming Tao, Mohammad U. Piracha, Dat Nguyen, Peter J. Delfyett, and Ayman F. Abouraddy, "Octave-spanning infrared supercontinuum generation in robust chalcogenide nanotapers using picosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 37, 4639-4641 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4639


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