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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1644–1646

Tunable spectral enhancement of fiber supercontinuum

Dong-Il Yeom, Jeremy A. Bolger, Graham D. Marshall, Dane R. Austin, Boris T. Kuhlmey, Michael J. Withford, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1644-1646 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001644


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Abstract

We demonstrate tunable spectral enhancement of the supercontinuum generated in a microstructured fiber with a fiber long-period grating. The long-period grating leads to phase distortion and loss that, with subsequent high-intensity propagation in uniform fiber, evolves into an enhancement around the grating’s resonant wavelengths. Wavelength tunability is achieved by varying the temperature or the ambient refractive index, and the spectral peak can be extinguished by immersing the grating in index-matching oil.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
Dong-Il Yeom, Jeremy A. Bolger, Graham D. Marshall, Dane R. Austin, Boris T. Kuhlmey, Michael J. Withford, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Tunable spectral enhancement of fiber supercontinuum," Opt. Lett. 32, 1644-1646 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1644


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