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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1820–1822

Generation of a broadband single-mode supercontinuum in a conventional dispersion-shifted fiber by use of a subnanosecond microchiplaser

Arnaud Mussot, Thibaut Sylvestre, Laurent Provino, and Hervé Maillotte  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1820-1822 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001820


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Abstract

We report the experimental generation, simply by use of a subnanosecond microchip laser at 532 nm and a conventional dispersion-shifted fiber, of a supercontinuum that spans more than 1100 nm. We show by detailed spectral analysis that this supercontinuum originates from a preliminary four-wave mixing process with multimode phase matching and subsequent double-cascade stimulated Raman scattering and is transversely single mode as a result of Raman-induced mode competition. This technique is believed to be the simplest configuration that allows one to generate a stable supercontinuum.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

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Arnaud Mussot, Thibaut Sylvestre, Laurent Provino, and Hervé Maillotte, "Generation of a broadband single-mode supercontinuum in a conventional dispersion-shifted fiber by use of a subnanosecond microchiplaser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1820-1822 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-19-1820


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