Supercontinuum generation with microstructured fibers made of soft glass
AbstractIn this paper we report on the fabrication of a micro-structured fiber made of in-house synthesized silicate glass, with a nonlinear Kerr refractive index of 4.0 10-15 cm2/W. The fiber uses three rings of holes around a slightly elliptical core with dimensions 2.6 um x 3.4 um. It has a birefringence of about 10-3 at 1.5 um and zero dispersion wavelengths at 860 nm and 870 nm. Using this fiber we have demonstrated ultra broadband supercontinuum generation in the 400-1600 nm range for a 19.5 cm sample pumped with 100 fs pulses with central wavelength of 755 nm and energy of 2 nJ. The broadband generation of 200 nJ in the 650-850 nm range with pulse energy at the level of 0.57 nJ is also observed with the same structure.
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How to Cite
R. Buczyński, “Supercontinuum generation with microstructured fibers made of soft glass”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 1, no. 3, pp. pp. 109–111, Sep. 2009.