Supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber pumped by a gain-switched high-power fiber laser

Casper Larsen, Peter M. W. Skovgaard, Danny Noordegraaf, K. P. Hansen, Kent Erik Mattsson, Ole Bang

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Abstract

Supercontinuum (SC) generation in nonlinear photonic crystal fibers (NLF) using continuous-wave (CW) fiber lasers for pumping has been studied before[1,2]. The advantages of CW-SC are high spectral smoothness, high spectral power density, simplicity of the system, and lower noise than the more common picosecond-pumped SC. The cost of these features is increased nonlinear fiber lengths due to less efficient nonlinear processes at the lower power levels. Especially, the generation of light in the visible wavelength range has been a challenge. This has previously been tackled by increasing the nonlinearity of the fiber, zero dispersion shifting along the fiber length, and using 200 m of NLF[1], or alternatively using extremely high powers of 100's of Watts[2].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings CLEO/Europe 2011
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0533-5
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Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011
http://2011.cleoeurope.org/

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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/201126/05/2011
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