Abstract

We report supercontinuum generation in nonlinear microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) especially fabricated in a two-step stack and draw process having three rings of airholes. High air-filling fraction (>0.9) is obtained in a simple and straightforward way during the drawing process which is essential to enhance nonlinearity. Two of the fabricated samples are characterized and zero dispersion wavelength is tailored to achieve efficient pumping in the anomalous group velocity dispersion regime. The characteristics of the supercontinuum band as observed experimentally show good agreement with the predicted numerically simulated results, where soliton mediated dispersive waves are distinctly observed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Ultraviolet-enhanced supercontinuum generation in tapered photonic crystal fiber

S. P. Stark, A. Podlipensky, N. Y. Joly, and P. St. J. Russell
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(3) 592-598 (2010)

White-light supercontinuum generation in normally dispersive optical fiber using original multi-wavelength pumping system

Pierre-Alain Champert, Vincent Couderc, Philippe Leproux, Sébastien Février, Vincent Tombelaine, Laurent Labonté, Philippe Roy, Claude Froehly, and Philippe Nérin
Opt. Express 12(19) 4366-4371 (2004)

Chalcogenide microporous fibers for linear and nonlinear applications in the mid-infrared

Bora Ung and Maksim Skorobogatiy
Opt. Express 18(8) 8647-8659 (2010)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (12)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription