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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2036–2038

Supercontinuum generation using continuous-wave multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management

Thibaut Sylvestre, Armand Vedadi, Hervé Maillotte, Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, and Stéphane Coen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2036-2038 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002036


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that continuous-wave supercontinuum generation in optical fibers can be significantly enhanced by using both multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management. We show by detailed spectral analysis that continuum enhancement is achieved mainly through a combination of Raman-assisted modulation instabilities, soliton compression, and dispersive wave generation. With this technique, an 800 nm wide (from 1.2 to 2.0 μ m ) 2 W supercontinuum source is reported that uses a three-wavelength pump and a dispersion-tailored four-optical fibers arrangement.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2006

Citation
Thibaut Sylvestre, Armand Vedadi, Hervé Maillotte, Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, and Stéphane Coen, "Supercontinuum generation using continuous-wave multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management," Opt. Lett. 31, 2036-2038 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-13-2036


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