Abstract

We report the experimental demonstration of a visible supercontinuum in the cw pumping regime. A 20W ytterbium fiber laser at 1.06μm is used to pump a photonic crystal fiber whose zero-dispersion wavelength decreases along the fiber length. Visible wavelengths are generated in the fundamental mode via trapping of dispersive waves by redshifted solitons.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arriaga, J.

Avdokhin, A. V.

Coen, S.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
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Cumberland, B. A.

B. A. Cumberland, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Express 16, 5954 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fukai, C.

Genty, G.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
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G. Genty, M. Lehtonen, and H. Ludvigsen, Opt. Express 12, 4614 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Gorbach, A. V.

Goto, T.

Karlsson, M.

N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Knight, J. C.

Kudlinski, A.

Kurokawa, K.

Lehtonen, M.

Ludvigsen, H.

Moores, M. D.

Nakajima, K.

Nishizawa, N.

Omenetto, F. G.

Popov, S. V.

Rulkov, A. B.

Russell, P. St.

Sankawa, I.

Skryabin, D. V.

Stone, J. M.

Tajima, K.

Taylor, A. J.

Taylor, J. R.

Travers, J. C.

B. A. Cumberland, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Express 16, 5954 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kudlinski, A. K. George, J. C. Knight, J. C. Travers, A. B. Rulkov, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Opt. Express 14, 5715 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. A. Cumberland, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, arXiv: 0806.2622v1.

J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CthGG2.

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Zhou, J.

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A. V. Gorbach and D. V. Skryabin, Nat. Photonics 1, 653 (2007).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Mod. Phys.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other

B. A. Cumberland, J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, arXiv: 0806.2622v1.

J. C. Travers, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CthGG2.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Calculated dispersion curves at the input (solid curve) and output (dashed curves) of the PCF. (b) Evolution of the ZDW versus fiber length.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectra for input powers of 8.2 W (dashed curve), 11.3 W (dotted curve), and 13.5 W (bold curve). The inset shows the far-field output spot at 550 nm , 700 nm , and in the whole visible range (from left to right).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Evolution of a trapped dispersive wave as a function of the fiber length for a soliton located at 1064 nm (solid curve) and 1250 nm (dashed curves). The ZDW is represented by the dotted curve. (b) Phase-matching conditions at the output of the fiber for a dispersive wave alone (dotted curves) and a trapped dispersive wave (solid curve). Crosses represents experimental results in both graphs.

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