We present a theoretical and experimental analysis of supercontinuum generation in very short lengths of high-nonlinearity photonic crystal fibers. The Raman response function for Schott SF6 glass is presented for what is believed to be the first time and used for numerical modeling of pulse propagation. Simulation and experiments are in excellent agreement and demonstrate the rapid transition to regimes of spectral complexity due to higher-order nonlinear effects.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007
J. T. Moeser, N. A. Wolchover, J. C. Knight, and F. G. Omenetto, "Initial dynamics of supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 952-954 (2007)