New horizons for Supercontinuum light sources: from UV to mid-IR

Carsten L. Thomsen, Frederik Donbæk Nielsen, Jeppe Johansen, Peter M. Moselund, Uffe Visbech Møller, Simon Toft Sørensen, Casper Larsen, Ole Bang

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Commercially available supercontinuum sources continue to experience a strong growth in a wide range of industrial and scientific applications. In addition, there is a significant research effort focused on extending the wavelength coverage both towards UV and Mid-IR. Broadband sources covering these wavelength regions have received significant attention from potential users, as there is a wide array of applications for which there are few suitable alternative light sources – if any. Our developments in the field of Mid-IR supercontinuum sources have been based on radical approaches; such as soft glasses and novel pumping schemes, whereas shifting the spectrum further towards the UV has been based on sophisticated microstructure fiber designs. Here we present our latest developments in tailoring the power and spectral coverage of spatially coherent broadband supercontinuum sources.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)86370T
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSPIE Photonics West 2013 : Complex Light and Optical Forces VII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20137 Feb 2013


ConferenceSPIE Photonics West 2013 : Complex Light and Optical Forces VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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