Abstract

We report on an innovative configuration of a supercontinuum laser based on an Yb-doped nonlinear microstructured fiber. Due to this particular fiber design combining amplification and nonlinear properties, a wideband output spectrum is generated in the fiber under the Q-switched regime. By exploiting stimulated Brillouin scattering, high peak power pulses are achieved and contribute to a spectral broadening due to a nonlinear wavelength conversion process. Both infrared (10001200nm) and visible (650750nm) spectra are generated with an average power of 200mW.

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Figures (6)

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Fig. 1

SEM cross section of the fabricated fiber.

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Fig. 2

Measured chromatic dispersion curve of the fundamental mode LP 01 .

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Fig. 3

Experimental setup.

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Fig. 4

Example of the temporal trace of an output pulse.

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Fig. 5

Infrared spectrum evolution versus the multimode pump power launched into the inner cladding of the fiber.

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Fig. 6

Visible spectrum measured for 1.18 W launched pump power.

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