Abstract

High-power supercontinua are demonstrated in highly nonlinear, dispersion-shifted fibers with a continuous-wave Raman fiber laser. Supercontinuum growth is experimentally studied under different combinations of fiber length and launch power to show output powers as high as 3.2 W and bandwidths greater than 544 nm. Modulation instability (MI) is observed to seed spectral broadening at low launch powers, and the interplay between MI and stimulated Raman scattering plays an important role in the growth of the continuum at high launch powers. The effect on continuum generation of parametric four-wave mixing coupled with the higher-order dispersion properties of the fiber is investigated.

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J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

2000 (2)

Abeeluck, A. K.

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Abeeluck, S. Radic, K. Brar, J.-C. Bouteiller, and C. Headley, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Postconference Digest, Vol. 86 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 561–562.

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

Avdokhin, A. V.

Birks, T. A.

Bouteiller, J.-C.

A. K. Abeeluck, S. Radic, K. Brar, J.-C. Bouteiller, and C. Headley, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Postconference Digest, Vol. 86 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 561–562.

Brar, K.

A. K. Abeeluck, S. Radic, K. Brar, J.-C. Bouteiller, and C. Headley, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Postconference Digest, Vol. 86 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 561–562.

Coen, S.

Corredera, P.

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, J. M.

Eggleton, B. J.

Gonzalez-Herraez, M.

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Grossard, N.

Headley, C.

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
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M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
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M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
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Jørgensen, C. G.

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Maillotte, H.

Martin-Lopez, S.

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
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Nicholson, J. W.

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Popov, S. V.

Provino, L.

Radic, S.

A. K. Abeeluck, S. Radic, K. Brar, J.-C. Bouteiller, and C. Headley, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Postconference Digest, Vol. 86 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 561–562.

Ranka, J. K.

Russell, P. St. J.

Stentz, A. J.

Taylor, J. R.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Windeler, R. S.

Yan, M. F.

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. W. Nicholson, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, M. F. Yan, and C. G. Jørgensen, Appl. Phys. B 77, 211 (2003).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, S. Martin-Lopez, P. Corredera, M. L. Hernanz, and P. R. Horche, Opt. Commun. 226, 323 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

A. K. Abeeluck, S. Radic, K. Brar, J.-C. Bouteiller, and C. Headley, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Postconference Digest, Vol. 86 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 561–562.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup for SC generation in a HNLF by use of a cw RFL. LD, laser diode; VOA, variable optical attenuator; PM, powermeter; OSA, optical spectrum analyzer.

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Continuum growth as a function of PRFL in a HNLF length of (a) 0.5, (b) 1.0, and (c) 1.5 km.

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Phase-matching diagrams for different values of Pp, λ0=1481 nm, and S0=0.026 ps/nm2 km.

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Output SC power versus launch power for the three HNLFs.

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Table 1 Comparison of the Fiber and SC Properties

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