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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 28–30

Visible continuum generation using a femtosecond erbium-doped fiber laser and a silica nonlinear fiber

J. W. Nicholson, R. Bise, J. Alonzo, T. Stockert, D. J. Trevor, F. Dimarcello, E. Monberg, J. M. Fini, P. S. Westbrook, K. Feder, and L. Grüner-Nielsen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 28-30 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000028


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Abstract

Supercontinuum extending to visible wavelengths is generated in a hybrid silica nonlinear fiber pumped at 1560 nm by a femtosecond, erbium-doped fiber laser. The hybrid nonlinear fiber consists of a short length of highly nonlinear, germano-silicate fiber (HNLF) spliced to a length of photonic crystal fiber (PCF). A 2 cm length of HNLF provides an initial stage of continuum generation due to higher-order soliton compression and dispersive wave generation before launching into the PCF. The visible radiation is generated in the fundamental mode of the PCF.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2007
Published: December 18, 2007

Citation
J. W. Nicholson, R. Bise, J. Alonzo, T. Stockert, D. J. Trevor, F. Dimarcello, E. Monberg, J. M. Fini, P. S. Westbrook, K. Feder, and L. Grüner-Nielsen, "Visible continuum generation using a femtosecond erbium-doped fiber laser and a silica nonlinear fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 28-30 (2008)
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