Abstract

Submicron-diameter tapered fibres and photonic crystal fibre cores, both of which are silica-air waveguides with low dispersion at 532 nm, were made using a conventional tapering process. In just cm of either waveguide, ns pulses from a low-power 532-nm microchip laser generated a single-mode supercontinuum broad enough to fill the visible spectrum without spreading far beyond it.

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. Ozeki, T. Ito and T. Tamura, "Tapered section of multimode cladded fibers as mode filters and mode analyzers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 26, 386-388 (1975).
[CrossRef]

CLEO 2004 (1)

C. M. B. Cordeiro, W. J. Wadsworth, T. A. Birks and P. St.J. Russell, "Octave supercontinuum generated in tapered conventional fibres by a nanosecond 1064 nm laser," presented at Conf. Lasers Electro-Opt. (2004), paper CThC2.

Electron. Lett. (1)

L. Provino, J. M. Dudley, H. Maillotte, N. Grossard, R. S. Windeler and B. J. Eggleton, "Compact broadband continuum source based on microchip laser pumped microstructured fibre", Electron. Lett. 37, 558-560 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

K. Tajima, M. Tateda and M. Ohashi, "Viscosity of GeO2-doped silica glasses," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 411-414 (1994).
[CrossRef]

F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, S. Faucher and D. C. Johnson, "Low-loss highly overcoupled fused couplers: fabrication and sensitivity to external pressure," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1476-1482 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Birks and Y. W. Li, "The shape of fiber tapers," IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 432-438 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Nature (1)

L. Tong, R. G. Gattas, J. A. Ashcom, S. He, J. Lou, M. Shen, I. Maxwell and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

OFC 2004 (1)

T. A. Birks, G. Kakarantzas and P. St.J. Russell, "All-fibre devices based on tapered fibres," presented at Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2004), paper ThK2.

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (1)

BlazePhotonics Ltd, fibre NL-3.0-850, <a href="http://www.blazephotonics.com/highly-nonlinear-pcf.html">http://www.blazephotonics.com/highly-nonlinear-pcf.html</a>.

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