Abstract

We report the generation of a mid-infrared supercontinuum created by ≈7.5 ps duration pulses at 3260 nm passing through a dispersion engineered As2S3 rib waveguide. The threshold for a 6.6 cm long waveguide was around 800 W and at 1700 W the spectrum extended from 2.94.2μm and was limited on the long wavelength side by absorption in the cladding of this particular waveguide.

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[CrossRef]

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D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, D. Bulla, A. Rode, R. P. Wang, and B. Luther-Davies, Phys. Status Solidi C 8, 3183 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, D. Bulla, A. Rode, R. P. Wang, and B. Luther-Davies, Phys. Status Solidi C 8, 3183 (2011).
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D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, A. Rode, R. P. Wang, and B. Luther-Davies, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 113305 (2008).
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J. H. V. Price, T. M. Monro, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, F. Poletti, P. Horak, V. Finazzi, J. Y. Y. Leong, P. Petropoulos, J. C. Flanagan, G. Brambilla, M. Feng, and D. J. Richardson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 738 (2007).
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J. Appl. Phys.

D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, A. Rode, R. P. Wang, and B. Luther-Davies, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 113305 (2008).
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Meas. Sci. Technol.

K. Rajasree, P. Radhakrishnan, V. P. N. Nampoori, and C. P. G. Vallabhan, Meas. Sci. Technol. 4, 591 (1993).
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Nature Photon.

B. J. Eggleton, B. Luther-Davies, and K. Richardson, Nature Photon. 5, 141 (2011).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Status Solidi C

D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, D. Bulla, A. Rode, R. P. Wang, and B. Luther-Davies, Phys. Status Solidi C 8, 3183 (2011).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Group velocity dispersion for the TE mode as a function of wavelength a thickness for a rib waveguides with 50% etch depth. The locus of the zero dispersion is shown by the white line and the pump wavelength by the black line.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

LHS: Cutback measurement of waveguide loss at 3.6 μm. RHS: Measured propagation loss vs wavelength for the As 2 S 3 waveguide. The large increase in loss around 4 μm is due to the Teflon coating, S-H absorption in the glass, and increasing absorption in the silica substrate.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output spectrum as a function of input power for a 6.5 cm long As 2 S 3 waveguide pumped at 3260 nm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Calculated spectra for powers of 260 W (blue), 1400 W (green), and 1700 W (red) coupled into the waveguide.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Predicted spectral coverage when the long wavelength cladding loss is eliminated from the waveguide.

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