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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4683–4685

Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in fluoroindate fiber

Francis Théberge, Jean-François Daigle, Denis Vincent, Pierre Mathieu, Jean Fortin, Bruno E. Schmidt, Nicolas Thiré, and François Légaré  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4683-4685 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004683


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Abstract

We report the generation of mid-infrared supercontinua in a step-index fluoroindate-based fiber. The large core of the fluoroindate fiber allows the guiding of multiwatt laser power over a broad spectral range. These fibers exhibit zero dispersion at 1.83 μm, minimal loss of 0.1dB/m at 3.2 μm up to only 0.8dB/m at 5 μm. These specifications enable mid-infrared supercontinuum generation and propagation with low loss. By using mid-infrared ultrashort laser pulses from an optical parametric amplifier, we demonstrate generation of a 20 dB spectral flatness supercontinua from 2.7 to 4.7 μm in the fluoroindate fiber, which is twice the spectral broadening compared to a ZBLAN fiber under similar conditions.

OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2013
Published: November 8, 2013

Citation
Francis Théberge, Jean-François Daigle, Denis Vincent, Pierre Mathieu, Jean Fortin, Bruno E. Schmidt, Nicolas Thiré, and François Légaré, "Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in fluoroindate fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 4683-4685 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4683


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