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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1122–1124

Octave spanning supercontinuum in an As 2 S 3 taper using ultralow pump pulse energy

Darren D. Hudson, Stephen A. Dekker, Eric C. Mägi, Alexander C. Judge, Stuart D. Jackson, Enbang Li, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1122-1124 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001122


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Abstract

An octave spanning spectrum is generated in an As 2 S 3 taper via 77 pJ pulses from an ultrafast fiber laser. Using a previously developed tapering method, we construct a 1.3 μm taper that has a zero-dispersion wavelength around 1.4 μm . The low two-photon absorption of sulfide-based chalcogenide fiber allows for higher input powers than previous efforts in selenium-based chalcogenide tapered fibers. This higher power handling capability combined with input pulse chirp compensation allows an octave spanning spectrum to be generated directly from the taper using the unamplified laser output.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2011
Published: March 22, 2011

Citation
Darren D. Hudson, Stephen A. Dekker, Eric C. Mägi, Alexander C. Judge, Stuart D. Jackson, Enbang Li, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, I. D. Aggarwal, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Octave spanning supercontinuum in an As2S3taper using ultralow pump pulse energy," Opt. Lett. 36, 1122-1124 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-7-1122

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