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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2865–2868

Octave-spanning supercontinuum generation in in situ tapered As2S3 fiber pumped by a thulium-doped fiber laser

Charles W. Rudy, Alireza Marandi, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, and Robert L. Byer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2865-2868 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002865


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Abstract

We report a supercontinuum spanning well over an octave of measurable bandwidth from about 1 to 3.7 μm in a 2.1 mm long As2S3 fiber taper using the in situ tapering method. A sub-100-fs mode-locked thulium-doped fiber laser system with 300pJ of pulse energy was used as the pump source. Third-harmonic generation was observed and currently limits the pump pulse energy and achievable spectral bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2013
Published: July 30, 2013

Citation
Charles W. Rudy, Alireza Marandi, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, and Robert L. Byer, "Octave-spanning supercontinuum generation in in situ tapered As2S3 fiber pumped by a thulium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 2865-2868 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2865


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