Power dependence of supercontinuum noise in uniform and tapered PCFs

Uffe Møller, Simon Toft Sørensen, C. Jakobsen, J. Johansen, Peter M. Moselund, C. L. Thomsen, Ole Bang

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We experimentally investigate the noise properties of picosecond supercontinuum spectra generated at different power levels in uniform and tapered photonic crystal fibers. We show that the 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. At high input power the spectral bandwidth is limited by the infrared loss edge, this however has no effect on the noise properties.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)2851-2857
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2851. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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