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A 29 W CW supercontinuum spanning from 1.06 to 1.67 μm is generated in a short length of PCF with two zero dispersion wavelengths. The continuum has the highest spectral power density, greater than 50 mW/nm up to 1.4 μm, reported to date. The use of a short length of PCF enables the continuum to expand beyond the water loss at 1.4 μm. The dynamics of the continuum evolution are studied experimentally and numerically with close attention given to the effects of the water loss and the second zero dispersion wavelength.

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C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, "Generation of a continuum extending to the midinfrared by pumping ZBLAN fiber with an ultrafast 1550-nm source," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91-93 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. I. Yakovlenko, "Mechanism for the void formation in the bright spot of a fiber fuse," Laser Physics 16, 474-476 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

B. Barviau, S. Randoux, and P. Suret, "Spectral broadening of a multimode continuous-wave optical field propagating in the normal dispersion regime of a fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 1696-1698 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Omenetto, N. A. Wolchover, M. R. Wehner, M. Ross, A. Efimov, A. J. Taylor, V. Kumar, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, N. Y. Joly, and P. S. J. Russell, "Spectrally smooth supercontinuum from 350 nm to 3 um in sub-centimeter lengths of soft-glass photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 14, 4928-4934 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Kudlinski, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, J. C. Travers, A. B. Rulkov, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Zero-dispersion wavelength decreasing photonic crystal fibers for ultraviolet-extended supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 14, 5715-5722 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Sylvestre, A. Vedadi, H. Maillotte, F. Vanholsbeeck, and S. Coen, "Supercontinuum generation using continuous-wave multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management," Opt. Lett. 31, 2036-2038 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

R. Thapa, K. Knabe, K. L. Corwin, and B. R. Washburn, "Arc fusion splicing of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers for gas-filled fiber cells," Opt. Express 14, 9576-9583 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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2000 (2)

M. Midrio, M. P. Singh, and C. G. Someda, "The space filling mode of holey fibers: An analytical vectorial solution," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 1031-1037 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

T. Morioka, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, O. Kamatani, K. Takiguchi, K. Uchiyama, M. Saruwatari, H. Takahashi, M. Yamada, T. Kanamori, and H. Ono, "1Tbit/s (100 Gbit/sx10 channel) OTDM/WDM transmission using a single supercontinuum WDM source," Electron. Lett. 32, 906-907 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. S. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, "All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding," Opt. Lett. 21, 1547-1549 (1996).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. J. S. de Matos, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Temporal and noise characteristics of continuous-wave-pumped continuum generation in holey fibers around 1300 nm," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2706-2708 (2004).
[CrossRef]

E (1)

B. H. Park, J. Kim, U. C. Paek, and B. H. Lee, "The optimum fusion splicing conditions for a large mode area photonic crystal fiber," IEICE T ElectronE 88-C, 883-888 (2005).

Electron. Lett. (1)

T. Morioka, H. Takara, S. Kawanishi, O. Kamatani, K. Takiguchi, K. Uchiyama, M. Saruwatari, H. Takahashi, M. Yamada, T. Kanamori, and H. Ono, "1Tbit/s (100 Gbit/sx10 channel) OTDM/WDM transmission using a single supercontinuum WDM source," Electron. Lett. 32, 906-907 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, "Generation of a continuum extending to the midinfrared by pumping ZBLAN fiber with an ultrafast 1550-nm source," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91-93 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Laser Physics (1)

S. I. Yakovlenko, "Mechanism for the void formation in the bright spot of a fiber fuse," Laser Physics 16, 474-476 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Ere-Tassou, C. Przygodzki, E. Fertein, and H. Delbarre, "Femtosecond laser source for real-time atmospheric gas sensing in the UV-visible," Opt. Commun. 220, 215-221 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (10)

A. Mussot, E. Lantz, H. Maillotte, T. Sylvestre, C. Finot, and S. Pitois, "Spectral broadening of a partially coherent CW laser beam in single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Express 12, 2838-2843 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Mussot, M. Beaugeois, M. Bouazaoui, and T. Sylvestre, "Tailoring CW supercontinuum generation in microstructured fibers with two-zero dispersion wavelengths," Opt. Express 15, 11553-11563 (2007).
[CrossRef]

B. Zintzen, T. Langer, J. Geiger, D. Hoffmann, and P. Loosen, "Heat transport in solid and air-clad fibers for high-power fiber lasers," Opt. Express 15, 16787-16793 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Stone and J. C. Knight, "Visibly "white" light generation in uniform photonic crystal fiber using a microchip laser," Opt. Express 16, 2670-2675 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. L. Hsiung, Y. Chen, T. H. Ko, J. G. Fujimoto, C. J. S. de Matos, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, and V. P. Gapontsev, "Optical coherence tomography using a continuous-wave, high-power, Raman continuum light source," Opt. Express 12, 5287-5295 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. Vanholsbeeck, S. Martin-Lopez, M. Gonzalez-Herraez, and S. Coen, "The role of pump incoherence in continuous-wave supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 13, 6615-6625 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. G. Omenetto, N. A. Wolchover, M. R. Wehner, M. Ross, A. Efimov, A. J. Taylor, V. Kumar, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, N. Y. Joly, and P. S. J. Russell, "Spectrally smooth supercontinuum from 350 nm to 3 um in sub-centimeter lengths of soft-glass photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 14, 4928-4934 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Kudlinski, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, J. C. Travers, A. B. Rulkov, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Zero-dispersion wavelength decreasing photonic crystal fibers for ultraviolet-extended supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 14, 5715-5722 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. H. Frosz, O. Bang, and A. Bjarklev, "Soliton collision and Raman gain regimes in continuous-wave pumped supercontinuum generation," Opt. Express 14, 9391-9407 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Thapa, K. Knabe, K. L. Corwin, and B. R. Washburn, "Arc fusion splicing of hollow-core photonic bandgap fibers for gas-filled fiber cells," Opt. Express 14, 9576-9583 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

L. M. Xiao, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, "Fusion splicing small-core photonic crystal fibers and single-mode fibers by repeated arc discharges," Opt. Lett. 32, 115-117 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Sylvestre, A. Vedadi, H. Maillotte, F. Vanholsbeeck, and S. Coen, "Supercontinuum generation using continuous-wave multiwavelength pumping and dispersion management," Opt. Lett. 31, 2036-2038 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Barviau, S. Randoux, and P. Suret, "Spectral broadening of a multimode continuous-wave optical field propagating in the normal dispersion regime of a fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 1696-1698 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Travers, R. E. Kennedy, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, H. Sabert, and B. Mangan, "Extended continuous-wave supercontinuum generation in-a-low-water-loss holey fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 1938-1940 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Owen, E. Auksorius, H. B. Manning, C. B. Talbot, P. A. A. de Beule, C. Dunsby, M. A. A. Neil, and P. M. W. French, "Excitation-resolved hyperspectral fluorescence lifetime imaging using a UV-extended supercontinuum source," Opt. Lett. 32, 3408-3410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. S. Russell, and D. M. Atkin, "All-silica single-mode optical fiber with photonic crystal cladding," Opt. Lett. 21, 1547-1549 (1996).

A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, and C. G. Jorgensen, "High-power supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear, dispersion-shifted fibers by use of a continuous-wave Raman fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 2163-2165 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Avdokhin, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Continuous-wave, high-power, Raman continuum generation in holey fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 1353-1355 (2003).

A. V. Avdokhin, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "Continuous-wave, high-power, Raman continuum generation in holey fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 1353-1355 (2003).

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. V. Gorbach and D. V. Skryabin, "Theory of radiation trapping by the accelerating solitons in optical fibers," Phys. Rev. A 76, 053803 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

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

Science (2)

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. S. Russell, "Soliton self-frequency shift cancellation in photonic crystal fibers," Science 301, 1705-1708 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, "Carrier-envelope phase control of femtosecond mode-locked lasers and direct optical frequency synthesis," Science 288, 635-639 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

A. B. Rulkov, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "1.5-2µm, multi-Watt white-light generation in CW format in highly-nonlinear fibres," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), TuA6.

G. P. Agrawal, in Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001).

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