Abstract

We experimentally study the generation of broadband light at 1300nm from an 810nm Ti:sapphire femtosecond pump laser. We use two photonic crystal fibers with a second infrared zero-dispersion wavelength (λZ2) and compare the efficiency of two schemes: in one fiber λZ2=1400nm and the light at 1300nm is composed of spectrally recoiled solitons; in the other fiber λZ2=1200nm and the light at 1300nm is composed of dispersive waves.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dispersion curves for fiber A (solid curve) and N (dashed curve) calculated from the inserted SEM images. Fiber A (N) has zero dispersion at λ Z 1 = 725 nm ( 780 nm ) and λ Z 2 = 1390 nm ( 1170 nm ) . The pump wavelength is marked with a vertical dashed-dotted line.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured SCG from (a) 13.5 cm of fiber A and (b) 12.5 cm of fiber N for different average input powers. Zero-dispersion wavelengths (the pump) are marked by vertical solid (dashed-dotted) lines.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Gray-scale contour plot of the average input power versus output spectrum of fibers A (top) and N (bottom) for different fiber lengths indicated on the figure. Zero-dispersion wavelengths are marked with white lines.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Efficiency of the generation of power in the 1250 1350 nm regime calculated by filtering the output spectrum with a 100 nm FWHM Gaussian filter centered at 1300 nm and dividing the resulting filtered power with the total input power: (a) fiber A and (b) fiber N.

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