Abstract

By combining multiple photonic crystal fibers with sequentially decreasing zero-dispersion wavelengths we have produced a 1.2W average-power white-light continuum, covering the visible–near-infrared spectrum from 0.44to1.89μm (10dB width), with an all-fiber picosecond ytterbium pump laser. Wavelengths as short as the ultraviolet (0.35μm), and spectral power densities of more than 2mWnm in the blue spectral region, have been generated. The process is understood in terms of optimizing four-wave mixing phase matching to enhance short-wavelength generation.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

FWM phase-matching curves for degenerate pumping in HFs HF1040 and HF780.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the continua generated in 0.7 m of HF1040 and 10 m of HF780.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum (solid curve) and spectral power density (dashed curve) of the continuum generated in 0.7 m of HF1040 spliced to 10 m of double-zero-dispersion HF780.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Short-wavelength edge of the generated continuum versus incident average pump power. Curves show 0.7 m of HF1040 alone and 0.7 m of HF1040 spliced to 10 m of HF780. Dashed line, pump wavelength region required for phase matching to the blue.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectrum of the continuum generated in 0.7 m of HF1040 spliced to 10 m of single-zero-dispersion HF810.

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