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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3418–3420

Microchip laser mid-infrared supercontinuum laser source based on an As2Se3 fiber

Rafael R. Gattass, L. Brandon Shaw, and Jasbinder S. Sanghera  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3418-3420 (2014)

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We report on a proof of concept for a compact supercontinuum source for the mid-infrared wavelength range based on a microchip laser and nonlinear conversion inside a selenide-based optical fiber. The spectrum extends from 3.74 to 4.64 μm at 10dB from the peak and 3.65 to 4.9 μm at 20dB from the peak; emitting beyond the wavelength range that periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) starts to display a power penalty. Wavelength conversion occurs inside the core of a single-mode fiber, resulting in a high-brightness emission source. A maximum average power of 5 mW was demonstrated, but the architecture is scalable to higher average powers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2014
Published: June 4, 2014

Rafael R. Gattass, L. Brandon Shaw, and Jasbinder S. Sanghera, "Microchip laser mid-infrared supercontinuum laser source based on an As2Se3 fiber," Opt. Lett. 39, 3418-3420 (2014)

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