Abstract

High-power supercontinuum spanning over more than an octave was generated using a high power femtosecond fiber laser amplifier and a multicore nonlinear photonic crystal fiber (PCF). Long multicore PCFs (as long as 20 m in our experiments) are shown to enable supercontinuum generation in an isolated fundamental supermode, with the manifold of other PCF modes suppressed due to the strong evanescent fields coupling between the cores, providing a robust 5.4 W coherent supercontinuum output with a high spatial and spectral quality within the range of wavelengths from 500 to 1700 nm.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scanning electron microscope image of the cross-section of the seven-core PCF.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Far-field beam profiles of the seven-core PCF output with a fiber length of 5 cm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectra of the output SC for a fiber length of (a) 5 cm and (b) 20 m. Numerical simulations are shown by the dashed line. The inset of (a) shows the enlarged view of a normalized SC spectrum in the range from 730 to 800 nm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Beam profiles of the seven-core PCF output with a fiber length of 20 m: (a) near-field and (b) far-field measured with beam analyzer; (c) near-field and (d) far-field images taken with a camera.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Fringes resulting from the interference of generated supercontinuum. (a) Far-field pattern; (b) near-field pattern; (c) the interference of different cores in near field.

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