Abstract

We report on visibly white supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers using a sub ns pump source at 1064nm. The spectra extend from below 400nm to 2450nm, some 50nm further into the blue than previously reported spectra. The extra bandwidth which is achieved by a simple modification to the fiber structure gives a higher apparent color temperature and a truly “white” visual appearance. The mechanism for the generation of the deeper blue to ultraviolet frequencies is outlined and our modified fiber is compared with fibers which have been conventionally used for supercontinuum generation.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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Blandin, P.

Couderc, V.

Druon, F.

Dudley, J. M.

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[CrossRef]

Fabian, H.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, and W. Heitman, "Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19-26 (1996)
[CrossRef]

Genty, G.

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

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Georges, P.

Gorbach, A. V.

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Grzesik, U.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, and W. Heitman, "Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19-26 (1996)
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O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, and W. Heitman, "Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19-26 (1996)
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Heitman, W.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, and W. Heitman, "Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19-26 (1996)
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[CrossRef]

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Knight, J.

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Koshiba, M.

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Lacroix, S.

Leon-Saval, S. G.

Leproux, P.

Lesvigne, C.

Popov, S. V.

Ranka, J. K.

Rulkov, A. B.

Russell, P.

Russell, P. S. J.

Russell, P. St. J.

P. St. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers" Science 299, 358-362 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Saitoh, K.

Skryabin, D. V.

A. V. Gorbach and D. V. Skryabin, "Light trapping in gravity-like potentials and expansion of supercontinuum spectra in photonic-crystal fibres," Nat. Photonics 1, 653 - 657 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Stone, J. M.

Taylor, J. R.

Tonello, A.

Travers, J. C.

Wadsworth, W.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Windeler, R. S.

Witkowska, A.

Xiong, C.

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (1)

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, and W. Heitman, "Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19-26 (1996)
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

J. C. Knight, "Photonic crystal fibers," Nature 424, 847-851 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Nature Photonics (1)

A. V. Gorbach and D. V. Skryabin, "Light trapping in gravity-like potentials and expansion of supercontinuum spectra in photonic-crystal fibres," Nat. Photonics 1, 653 - 657 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

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

Science (1)

P. St. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers" Science 299, 358-362 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

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Fianium: http://www.fianium.com

Koheras: http://www.koheras.com

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