Abstract

We report a 1μm cw-pumped supercontinuum that extends short of the pump wavelength to 0.65μm. This is achieved by using a 50W Yb fiber laser in combination with a photonic crystal fiber with a carefully engineered zero-dispersion wavelength. We show that the short-wavelength generation is due to a combination of four-wave mixing and dispersive wave trapping by solitons. The evolution and limiting factors of the continuum are discussed.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Evolution of the supercontinuum with increasing pump power. Powers marked represent the power launched after the splice. For 47.3 W the continuum output power was 32.6 W .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Phase-matching curves for FWM.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Group-velocity and phase-matched curves for our PCF. Corresponding spectral features of Fig. 4 are marked.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Supercontinuum evolution with pump power using a modulated pump source. Dashed lines mark particular spectral features.

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