Supercontinuum generation in ZBLAN fibers—detailed comparison between measurement and simulation

Christian Agger, Christian Petersen, Sune Dupont, Henrik Steffensen, Jens Kristian Lyngsø, Carsten L. Thomsen, Jan Thøgersen, Søren Rud Keiding, Ole Bang

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    Abstract

    We present a detailed comparison between modeling and experiments on supercontinuum (SC) generation in a commercial ZBLAN step-index fiber. Special emphasis is put on identifying accurate material parameters by incorporating
    measurements of the ZBLAN Raman gain, fiber dispersion, and loss. This identification of accurate parameters is of great importance to substantiate numerical simulations of SC generation in soft-glass fibers. Good agreement between measurement and simulation is obtained when pumping both in the normal and anomalous dispersion regimes. © 2012 Optical Society of America
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics
    Volume29
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)635-645
    ISSN0740-3224
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    This paper was published in Optical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics 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=josab-28-6-1493. 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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