Noise evolution in all-normal dispersion supercontinuum generation

E. Genier, P. Bowen, T. Sylvestre, J. M. Dudley, P. M. Moselund, O. Bang

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Abstract

Femtosecond pumped supercontinuum (SC) generation in all-normal dispersion (ANDi) fiber has recently emerged as a method to obtain broadband fields which can theoretically maintain their temporal coherence completely. Self-phase modulation and the optical wave breaking are the dominant nonlinear effects in this regime, and are both known to be highly coherent. This gives such systems potential in fields including optical coherence tomography, optical metrology and spectroscopy [1]. This coherence can be experimentally measured in the comparative figure of relative intensity noise (RIN), but in prior preliminary numerical studies, only the one photon per mode noise has typically been included in the input signal when attempting to determine the RIN limits of these potentially ultra-low noise SC sources. In this study, we include realistic technical noise sources such as amplitude noise and pulse duration noise, and provide detailed numerical analysis indicating that RIN evolves in unique ways inside fs pumped ANDI SC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
Number of pages1
PublisherIEEE
Publication date1 Jun 2019
Article number8873043
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference - ICM Centre of the Munich Trade Fair Centre., Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
http://www.cleoeurope.org/

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference
LocationICM Centre of the Munich Trade Fair Centre.
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/201927/06/2019
SponsorEPS Young Minds, The European Physical Society
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