Supercontinuum generation in fibers infiltrated with liquid crystals

Per Dalgaard Rasmussen (Invited author), Ole Bang (Invited author), Jesper Lægsgaard (Invited author), Karsten Rottwitt (Invited author)

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Supercontinuum generation in a capillary tube infiltrated with a nematic liquid crystal is investigated theoretically in the near infrared region. A liquid crystal with a high electronic nonlinearity is chosen, which makes it possible to generate 100 nm wide supercontinua using IO ps pulses with peak power 1.5 kW in a 10 cm long waveguide. The possibility of tuning the spectrum of the generated Supercontinuum by changing the dispersion of the waveguide is also considered. It is found that the broadening of the spectrum in both the normal and anomalous regime is mainly due to self phase modulation, and therefore the dispersion of the waveguide is only of minor importance. The tuning of the dispersion is achieved by varying the temperature of the liquid crystal inside the capillary
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2006
Publication date2006
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0235-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200622 Jun 2006
Conference number: 8


Conference8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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