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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3958–3960

All-photonic-crystal-fiber coherent black-light source

Bo-Wen Liu, Minglie Hu, Si-Jia Wang, Lu Chai, Chingyue Wang, Neng-li Dai, Jing-Yan Li, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3958-3960 (2010)

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Photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs) are widely recognized as efficient sources of white-light supercontinuum. Here, we show that a combination of an ultrashort-pulse ytterbium PCF laser with a highly nonlinear PCF enables all-fiber generation of ultrashort pulses of coherent UV radiation in the black-light spectral region with all the key processes, such as lasing, amplification, and conversion of the amplified PCF-laser output to the UV range, taking place in specifically designed fiber components.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2010
Published: November 23, 2010

Bo-Wen Liu, Minglie Hu, Si-Jia Wang, Lu Chai, Chingyue Wang, Neng-li Dai, Jing-Yan Li, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov, "All-photonic-crystal-fiber coherent black-light source," Opt. Lett. 35, 3958-3960 (2010)

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