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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3380–3382

Supercontinuum and gas cell in a single microstructured fiber

T. Ritari, G. Genty, and H. Ludvigsen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3380-3382 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003380


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Abstract

We exploit both the high nonlinearity and the holey structure of microstructured fibers to combine a broadband light source and a gas cell in a single microstructured fiber. A broadband supercontinuum is formed by launching nanosecond pulses from a compact, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser into a microstructured fiber filled with acetylene. This continuum is self-referenced to the acetylene lines in the 1500⁢nm region. The performance of different index-guiding narrow-core microstructured fibers as nonlinear and host media is evaluated. The concept offers many possibilities and can be applied to various gases absorbing at different wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

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T. Ritari, G. Genty, and H. Ludvigsen, "Supercontinuum and gas cell in a single microstructured fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 3380-3382 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-24-3380

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