We report the properties of dispersion-engineered nanowire waveguides fabricated in Ge11.5As24Se54.5 chalcogenide glass with γ ranging from ≈25,000–150,000W−1km−1. These waveguides are capable of generating broadband super-continuum when pumped with ps pulses with peak power ≈20W.

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