Abstract

Supercontinuum generation in a highly nonlinear fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from an erbium-doped fiber ring laser is investigated. To generate ultrabroad spectra, a fiber amplifier is used to boost the power launched into the highly nonlinear fiber. After amplification, not only the average power of the noise-like pulses is enhanced but the spectrum of the pulses is also broadened due to nonlinear effects in the fiber amplifier. This leads to a reduction of the peak duration in their autocorrelation trace, suggesting a similar extent of pulse compression; by contrast, the pedestal duration increases only slightly, suggesting that the noise-like characteristic is maintained. By controlling the pump power of the fiber amplifier, the compression ratio of the noise-like pulse duration can be adjusted. Due to the pulse compression, supercontinuum generation with a broader spectrum is therefore feasible at a given average power level of the noise-like pulses launched into the highly nonlinear fiber. As a result, supercontinuum generation with an optical spectrum spanning from 1208 to 2111 nm is achieved using a 1-m nonlinear fiber pumped by amplified noise-like pulses of 15.5 MHz repetition rate at an average power of 202 mW.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Alonzo, J.

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Bartels, R.

Barviau, B.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bise, R.

Boucon, A.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Brand, E.

Broderick, N. G. R.

Byun, H.

Chao, L. M.

L. M. Chao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an Erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 157–161 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J.

Cheng, T. H.

L. M. Chao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an Erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 157–161 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chung, C. C.

Coen, S.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dennis, M. L.

Dimarcello, F.

Dudley, J. M.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Duling, I. N.

Erkintalo, M.

Estudillo-Ayala, J. M.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-right fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22, 221–226 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Fatome, J.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Feder, K.

Feder, K. S.

Fini, J. M.

Finot, C.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Fleming, J.

Friebele, E. J.

Genty, G.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Goloborodko, V.

Goto, T.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Hori, J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, T. Goto, “Flatly broadened, wideband and low noise supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear hybrid fiber,” Opt. Express 12, 317–324 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grajales-Coutino, R.

Grelu, P.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Gruner-Nielsen, L.

Gu, X.

Hernandez-Garcia, J.

Hernandez-Garcia, J. C.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-right fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22, 221–226 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hori, T.

Horowitz, M.

Ibarra-Escamilla, B.

Ippen, E. P.

Ivanenko, A.

Jeong, Y.

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga, Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24, 1549–1551 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Kartner, F. X.

Keren, S.

Kikuchi, K.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 41, 399–400 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kimmel, M.

Kobtsev, S.

Kobtsev, S. M.

S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, S. V. Smirnov, “All-fiber high-energy supercontinuum pulse generator,” Laser Phys. 20, 375–378 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kukarin, S.

Kukarin, S. V.

S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, S. V. Smirnov, “All-fiber high-energy supercontinuum pulse generator,” Laser Phys. 20, 375–378 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kuzin, E.

Latkin, A.

Lee, M.W.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

Levi, Y.

Levit, B.

Lin, C. H.

Lu, C.

L. M. Chao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an Erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 157–161 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Millot, G.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Monberg, E.

Nagai, H.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nicholson, J. W.

Nishizawa, N.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Hori, J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, T. Goto, “Flatly broadened, wideband and low noise supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear hybrid fiber,” Opt. Express 12, 317–324 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O’Shea, P.

Ozeki, Y.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 41, 399–400 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pan, C. L.

Pottiez, O.

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-right fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22, 221–226 (2012).
[CrossRef]

O. Pottiez, R. Grajales-Coutino, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E. Kuzin, J. Hernandez-Garcia, “Adjustable noiselike pulses from a figure-eight fiber laser,” Appl. Opt. 50, E24–E31 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pudo, D.

Putnam, M. A.

Ratner, J.

Rosenthal, A.

V. Goloborodko, S. Keren, A. Rosenthal, B. Levit, M. Horowitz, “Measuring temperature profiles in high-power optical fiber components,” Appl. Opt. 42, 2284–2288 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Keren, A. Rosenthal, M. Horowitz, “Measuring the structure of highly reflecting fiber Bragg grating,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 575–577 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Runge, A. F. J.

Shreenath, A. P.

Silberberg, Y.

Smirnov, S.

Smirnov, S. V.

S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, S. V. Smirnov, “All-fiber high-energy supercontinuum pulse generator,” Laser Phys. 20, 375–378 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Steinmeyer, G.

Stockert, T.

Sylvestre, T.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Takayanagi, J.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Hori, J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, T. Goto, “Flatly broadened, wideband and low noise supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear hybrid fiber,” Opt. Express 12, 317–324 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Takushima, Y.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 41, 399–400 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tam, H. Y.

L. M. Chao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an Erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 157–161 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

L. M. Chao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an Erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 157–161 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, “Soliton collapse and bunched noise-like pulse generation in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser,” Opt. Express 13, 2289–2294 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tauser, F.

Trebino, R.

Trevor, D. J.

Turitsyn, S.

Vazquez-Zuniga, L. A.

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga, Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24, 1549–1551 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C. L.

Westbrook, P. S.

Wisk, P.

Wong, T. C.

Xu, L.

Yablon, A.

Yablon, A. D.

Yan, M. F.

Yasunaka, K.

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 41, 399–400 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, M.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

You, Y. J.

Zaytsev, A.

Zeek, E.

Zhao, B.

Zhao, L. M.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, G. Millot, “Noise-like pulses generated at high harmonics in a partially-mode-locked km-long Raman fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 106, 283–287 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

Y. Takushima, K. Yasunaka, Y. Ozeki, K. Kikuchi, “87 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation from erbium-doped fiber laser,” Electron. Lett. 41, 399–400 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (3)

S. Keren, A. Rosenthal, M. Horowitz, “Measuring the structure of highly reflecting fiber Bragg grating,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 15, 575–577 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Vazquez-Zuniga, Y. Jeong, “Super-broadband noise-like pulse Erbium-doped fiber ring laser with a highly nonlinear fiber for Raman gain enhancement,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 24, 1549–1551 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (2)

S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, S. V. Smirnov, “All-fiber high-energy supercontinuum pulse generator,” Laser Phys. 20, 375–378 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, “Supercontinuum generation in a standard fiber pumped by noise-like pulses from a figure-right fiber laser,” Laser Phys. 22, 221–226 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

L. M. Chao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, C. Lu, “120 nm bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an Erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 281, 157–161 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (7)

F. Tauser, A. Leitenstorfer, “Amplified femtosecond pulses from an Er:fiber system: Nonlinear pulse shortening and self-referencing detection of the carrier-envelope phase evolution,” Opt. Express 11, 594–600 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Hori, J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, T. Goto, “Flatly broadened, wideband and low noise supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear hybrid fiber,” Opt. Express 12, 317–324 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Feder, M. F. Yan, “High power, single mode, all-fiber source of femtosecond pulses at 1550 nm and its use in supercontinuum generaiton,” Opt. Express 12, 3025–3034 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, “Soliton collapse and bunched noise-like pulse generation in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser,” Opt. Express 13, 2289–2294 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Kobtsev, S. Kukarin, S. Smirnov, S. Turitsyn, A. Latkin, “Generation of double-scale femto/pico-second optical limps in mode-locked fiber lasers,” Opt. Express 17, 20707–20713 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Smirnov, S. Kobtsev, S. Kukarin, A. Ivanenko, “Three key regimes of single pulse generation per round trip of all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers mode-locked with nonlinear polarization rotation,” Opt. Express 20, 27447–27453 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Zaytsev, C. H. Lin, Y. J. You, C. C. Chung, C. L. Wang, C. L. Pan, “Supercontinuum generation by noise-like pulses transmitted through normally dispersive standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 21, 16056–16062 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. F. J. Runge, C. Aguergaray, N. G. R. Broderick, M. Erkintalo, “Coherence and shot-to-shot spectral fluctuations in noise-like ultrafast fiber lasers,” Opt. Lett. 38, 4327–4330 (2013).
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J. Ratner, G. Steinmeyer, T. C. Wong, R. Bartels, R. Trebino, “Coherent artifacts in modern pulse measurements,” Opt. Lett. 37, 2874–2876 (2012).
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J. W. Nicholson, R. Bise, J. Alonzo, T. Stockert, D. J. Trevor, F. Dimarcello, E. Monberg, J. M. Fini, P. S. Westbrook, K. Feder, L. Gruner-Nielsen, “Visible continuum generation using a femtosecond Erbium-doped fiber laser and a silica nonlinear fiber,” Opt. Lett. 33, 28–30 (2008).
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H. Byun, D. Pudo, J. Chen, E. P. Ippen, F. X. Kartner, “High-repetition-rate, 491 MHz, femtosecond fiber laser with low timing jitter,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2221–2223 (2008).
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J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Fleming, F. Dimarcello, E. Monberg, A. Yablon, “All-fiber, octave-spanning supercontinuum,” Opt. Lett. 28, 643–645 (2003).
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M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askin, E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulses operation of passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber gratings interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 23, 138–140 (1998).
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S. Keren, M. Horowitz, “Interrogation of fiber gratings by use of low-coherence spectral interferometry of noiselike pulses,” Opt. Lett. 26, 328–333 (2001).
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S. Keren, E. Brand, Y. Levi, B. Levit, M. Horowitz, “Data storage in optical fibers and reconstruction by use of low-coherence spectral interferometry,” Opt. Lett. 27, 125–127 (2002).
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X. Gu, L. Xu, M. Kimmel, E. Zeek, P. O’Shea, A. P. Shreenath, R. Trebino, “Frequency-resolved optical gating and single-shot spectral measurements reveal fine structure in microstructure-fiber continuum,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1174–1176 (2002).
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Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135–1184 (2006).
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