Optimum PCF tapers for blue-enhanced supercontinuum sources

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Optimum PCF tapers for blue-enhanced supercontinuum sources. / Møller, Uffe Visbech (Invited author); Sørensen, Simon Toft (Invited author); Larsen, Casper (Invited author); Moselund, Peter M. (Invited author); Jakobsen, Christian (Invited author); Johansen, Jeppe (Invited author); Thomsen, Carsten L. (Invited author); Bang, Ole (Invited author).

In: Optical Fiber Technology, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2012, p. 304–314.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Møller, Uffe Visbech (Invited author); Sørensen, Simon Toft (Invited author); Larsen, Casper (Invited author); Moselund, Peter M. (Invited author); Jakobsen, Christian (Invited author); Johansen, Jeppe (Invited author); Thomsen, Carsten L. (Invited author); Bang, Ole (Invited author) / Optimum PCF tapers for blue-enhanced supercontinuum sources.

In: Optical Fiber Technology, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2012, p. 304–314.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Optimum PCF tapers for blue-enhanced supercontinuum sources",
keywords = "Supercontinuum generation, Photonic crystal fibers, Nonlinear fiber optics, Relative intensity noise, Tapered fibers, Group-acceleration mismatch",
publisher = "Academic Press",
author = "Møller, {Uffe Visbech} and Sørensen, {Simon Toft} and Casper Larsen and Moselund, {Peter M.} and Christian Jakobsen and Jeppe Johansen and Thomsen, {Carsten L.} and Ole Bang",
note = "Invited paper.",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.yofte.2012.07.010",
volume = "18",
number = "5",
pages = "304–314",
journal = "Optical Fiber Technology",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Optimum PCF tapers for blue-enhanced supercontinuum sources

A1 - Møller,Uffe Visbech

A1 - Sørensen,Simon Toft

A1 - Larsen,Casper

A1 - Moselund,Peter M.

A1 - Jakobsen,Christian

A1 - Johansen,Jeppe

A1 - Thomsen,Carsten L.

A1 - Bang,Ole

AU - Møller,Uffe Visbech

AU - Sørensen,Simon Toft

AU - Larsen,Casper

AU - Moselund,Peter M.

AU - Jakobsen,Christian

AU - Johansen,Jeppe

AU - Thomsen,Carsten L.

AU - Bang,Ole

PB - Academic Press

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Tapering of photonic crystal fibers has proven to be an effective way of blueshifting the dispersive wavelength edge of a supercontinuum spectrum down in the deep-blue. In this article we will review the state-of-the-art in fiber tapers, and discuss the underlying mechanisms of supercontinuum generation in tapers. We show, by introducing the concept of a group-acceleration mismatch, that for a given taper length, the downtapering section should be as long as possible to enhance the amount of blueshifted light. We also discuss the noise properties of supercontinuum generation in uniform and tapered fibers, and we demonstrate that the intensity noise at the spectral edges of the generated supercontinuum is at a constant level independent on the pump power in both tapered and uniform fibers.

AB - Tapering of photonic crystal fibers has proven to be an effective way of blueshifting the dispersive wavelength edge of a supercontinuum spectrum down in the deep-blue. In this article we will review the state-of-the-art in fiber tapers, and discuss the underlying mechanisms of supercontinuum generation in tapers. We show, by introducing the concept of a group-acceleration mismatch, that for a given taper length, the downtapering section should be as long as possible to enhance the amount of blueshifted light. We also discuss the noise properties of supercontinuum generation in uniform and tapered fibers, and we demonstrate that the intensity noise at the spectral edges of the generated supercontinuum is at a constant level independent on the pump power in both tapered and uniform fibers.

KW - Supercontinuum generation

KW - Photonic crystal fibers

KW - Nonlinear fiber optics

KW - Relative intensity noise

KW - Tapered fibers

KW - Group-acceleration mismatch

U2 - 10.1016/j.yofte.2012.07.010

DO - 10.1016/j.yofte.2012.07.010

JO - Optical Fiber Technology

JF - Optical Fiber Technology

SN - 1068-5200

IS - 5

VL - 18

SP - 304

EP - 314

ER -