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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1075–1086

Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in chalcogenides

Yi Yu, Xin Gai, Ting Wang, Pan Ma, Rongping Wang, Zhiyong Yang, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp. 1075-1086 (2013)

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We review experiments on mid-infrared supercontinuum (SC) generation including our own work on chalcogenide waveguides. Simulations are used to define the conditions in which a chalcogenide waveguide would produce SC from ≈2.5 µm to beyond 10 µm in a single waveguide device. The simulations suggested that broadband SC could be generated by pumping a bulk chalcogenide with fs pulses in the anomalous dispersion regime and this was demonstrated experimentally by producing a flat SC from 2.5 µm to beyond 7.5 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Materials for Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2013
Published: July 16, 2013

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Yi Yu, Xin Gai, Ting Wang, Pan Ma, Rongping Wang, Zhiyong Yang, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in chalcogenides," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1075-1086 (2013)

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