Abstract

We report fabrication of chalcogenide nanowires with tailored dispersion enabling low-threshold soliton fission leading to supercontinuum generation. Tapered sub-micron chalcogenide fiber exhibit record ultrahigh nonlinearity (?~54.1/W/m), over 50,000 times standard silica fiber, and anomalous dispersion.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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