Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first demonstration of supercontinuum generation spanning over three octaves from UV (at least 350nm) to 3.85μm in a 2.5-cm-long fluoride fiber pumped by a 1450nmfemtosecond laser. The spectral broadening in the fluoride fiber is caused primarily by self-phase modulation. Its performance is also compared with that of a 2.5-cm-long silica fiber pumped by the same laser.

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Cordeiro, C. M. B.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Domachuk, P.

Dudley, J. M.

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

Freeman, M. J.

Fu, L.

Genty, G.

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

Hagen, C. L.

C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91 (2006).
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Hänsch, T. W.

Holzwarth, R.

Hundertmark, H.

Islam, M. N.

Knight, J. C.

Kulkarni, O. P.

Kumar, M.

Lamont, M. R. E.

Mägi, E. C.

Mazé, G.

Omenetto, F. G.

Poulain, M.

Rammler, S.

Ranka, J. K.

Roelens, M. A. F.

Russell, P. S.

Russell, P. St. J.

Sanders, S. T.

C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91 (2006).
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Stentz, A. J.

Stone, J. M.

Terry, F. L.

Walewski, J. W.

C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91 (2006).
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Wang, A.

Wilken, T.

Windeler, R. S.

Wolchover, N. A.

Xia, C.

Yeom, D. I.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measured SC spectra from the 2.5 - cm -long fluoride fiber when the average pump power of a 1450 nm femtosecond laser was fixed at 20 mW .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) SC generation in short-length fluoride fiber and its far-field pattern; (b) dispersed output of generated SC in short-length fluoride fiber.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured SC spectra from the 2.5 - cm -long silica fiber when the average pump power of a 1450 nm femtosecond laser was fixed at 20 mW .

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