Abstract

A dispersion zero near 1300 nm of a narrow-diameter tapered fiber is used to generate broadband, near-infrared light. When femtosecond pulses at 1260 nm with 750 pJ of energy are launched in proximity to the second zero-dispersion wavelength, a continuum spanning 1000–1700 nm is produced.

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Birks, T. A.

Bures, J.

Chen, Z.

Chudoba, C.

Cundiff, S. T.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

de Boer, J. F.

Diddams, S. A.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dumais, P.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gaeta, A.

Gonthier, F.

Hall, J. L.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hartl, I.

Hganta, R. K.

Jones, D. J.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ko, T. H.

Lacroix, S.

Li, X. D.

Nelson, J. S.

Pang, Y.

Ranka, J. K.

Russell, P. St. J.

Saxer, C.

Shen, Q.

Stegeman, G. I.

Stentz, A.

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Stentz, A. J.

Villeneuve, A.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Wigley, P. G. J.

Windeler, R.

Windeler, R. S.

I. Hartl, X. D. Li, C. Chudoba, R. K. Hganta, T. H. Ko, J. G. Fujimoto, J. K. Ranka, and R. S. Windeler, Opt. Lett. 26, 608 (2001).
[Crossref]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, J. K. Ranka, A. Stentz, R. S. Windeler, J. L. Hall, and S. T. Cundiff, Science 288, 635 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wise, F.

Xiang, S.

Yanovsky, V.

Zhao, Y.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Calculated GVD for 1.0-, 1.3-, and 2.0µm-diameter waist tapered fibers. The inset shows the GVD of the 1.0- and 1.1µm waist tapers in proximity to their second ZDWs, and the asterisk shows the dispersion value measured at 1550 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Comparison of numerical simulations (top) and experimental results (bottom) for 750-pJ, 80-fs pulses at 1.26 µm (darker curves) and 350-pJ, 100-fs pulses at 1.55 µm (lighter curves). The input spectra are shown as dotted curves.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimentally observed evolution of the continuum with pulse energy. The dotted line indicates the center of the input spectrum.

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